Toyota is bringing its Scout GPS Link navigation app to Canada as part of the 2018 Camry sedan. The company said select other Toyota models will eventually offer the technology.
Two years ago, Toyota Motor Corp. turned to little-known Telenav Inc. – instead of segment leaders Apple Inc. or Google Inc. – to provide navigation and phone connectivity in vehicles, as the automaker sought to maintain control of its cars’ features.
The 2016 Tacoma pickup was the first of several Toyota models to use Scout GPS Link from Telenav Inc., which was not available in Canada until now.
Toyota Canada had included an embedded navigation system in the past, typically on higher trim levels depending on the vehicle.
The new app is part of Toyota’s next-generation Entune 3.0 multimedia system’s Entune App Suite Connect available to Canadians.
- A fully interactive, moving map for real-time location information while driving.
- Intelligent one-box search to make destination entry easy.
- Traffic-optimized navigation with voice guidance for safe, fast directions.
- Real-time estimated time of arrival with one-tap navigation on the home screen for frequent destinations, such as home and work.
- Voice recognition integrated with Toyota’s Push-to-Talk button for safe use while driving.
The Canadian version is also available in both English and French.