Toyota’s new cars will come with a Nexus 7

The software in installed on GPSs and in-car computers can often be a little clunky, but Toyota is looking to change this. Toyota, in partnership with Asus, announced that it will be fitting out vehicles with an on-board computer powered by the Nexus 7.

By Alex Choros

The software in installed on GPSs and in-car computers can often be a little clunky, but Toyota is looking to change this. Toyota, in partnership with Asus, announced that it will be fitting out vehicles with an on-board computer powered by the Nexus 7.

Known as the Toyota Intelligent System (TIS), is a Nexus 7 that’s been heavily customise for in-car usage. When the tablet is docked in the dashboard, the driver will be able to access traffic reports, emergency services, Google Voice Search, Google Maps, Calendars and more. When the Nexus 7 becomes out-dated, it will be possible to upgrade the tablet used in TIS without replacing the car.

Toyota is yet to confirm which models will receive TIS, when they will be available and whether or not they will be available outside Taiwan.

Despite the use of Android in TIS, Toyota are one of the few notable car manufacturers who have not yet signed on to support Android Auto.

Source: Mobile Geeks, Jalopnik

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