ESPOO, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - Toyota is the Latest Major Automotive Brand
to Leverage Best-in-Class Nokia
Mapping Technology using its Local Search for Automotive
Nokia today announced that Toyota Motor Europe is the latest
automotive brand to select the HERE platform's Nokia Local Search for
to power its next generation Touch & Go navigation and infotainment
Nokia Local Search for Automotive is a specifically designed solution
to fulfill the requirements of the automotive industry.
By leveraging Nokia Local Search for Automotive, Toyota drivers will have
and easy online access to the latest high-quality industry mapping
and community-generated content - including millions of ratings, reviews
images fed directly into their cars.
The introduction of this service demonstrates how Nokia's HERE business is
continuing to extend its industry-leading portfolio of products to meet the
needs of its automotive customers.
"The ability to deliver comprehensive and driver-relevant content tailored
automotive requirements makes the Nokia Location Platform an interesting
proposition," said Derek Williams, General Manager, Telematics &
Toyota Motor Europe. "It is an excellent basis for creative
concepts and we are delighted to bring this technology to our customers.
Local Search for Automotive is expected to be commercially available in
systems from early 2014 in Europe, Russia and the Middle East."
Moving forward, Toyota Motor Europe will collaborate with Nokia to study
services that leverage the Nokia Location Platform, including best-in-class
content. Nokia is currently the leading company providing end-to-end
navigation and location solutions for the automotive industry.
"Nokia and Toyota share the same vision of what the in-vehicle location
experience should be - immersive, always on. Today's announcement
Nokia's commitment to providing fresh content and services to the auto
so it can deliver innovative consumer solutions," said Eric Fumat, Vice
President Sales & Business Development EMEA, Nokia Location & Commerce.
About HERE and Nokia
HERE, a Nokia business unit, is offering the first location cloud that
people the world's best maps and location experiences across more screens
operating systems unified under the HERE brand. To learn more about HERE,
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have
integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than
billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access
information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's
technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most
recognized in the world. For more information, visit
About Toyota Motor Europe
Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing
Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota's European
manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly and indirectly
around 94,000 people in Europe and has invested over EUR 7 billion since
Toyota's operations in Europe are supported by a network of 30 National
Marketing and Sales Companies across 56 countries, a total of around 3,000
outlets, and nine manufacturing plants. In 2012, Toyota sold 838,000 Toyota
Lexus vehicles in Europe. For more information, visit www.toyota.eu
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