New Toyota and Lexus cars in South Africa will come with Wi-Fi and 15GB data

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Known as Toyota Connect, the new connectivity hub will be housed within the MyToyota App which was launched in 2014.


Ok :)
 

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The Driver Score feature encourages safer driving: customers can review their driver rating and keep track of their scores and overall driver behaviour.
Why?
What is one reason for wanting this?
Can I switch it off?
Are they going to reject warranty claims based on how you've been driving?

Keep your nanny bs to yourself..
 

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don't Toyota sell in Japan a telematics service called T-connect or something like that?

maybe this is the first step in expanding this service locally?
 

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All Toyotas sold in South Africa to come with in-car WiFi

Toyota South Africa has announced that it will be rolling out in-car Wi-Fi and other connectivity features on all new Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold from the beginning of September 2019.

This initiative, created in a partnership with Vodacom Business and Altron, is said to be the world’s first convergence of Wi-Fi and connectivity features in one package across an entire model range.

“As of 01 September 2019, all new Toyota and Lexus models sold in South Africa will come standard with in-car Wi-Fi including 15GB free data (which you can top up) as well as a host of connectivity features and benefits courtesy of Toyota Connect, a major extension of the MyToyota App,” said Toyota SA President Andrew Kirby.

The new ‘connectivity hub’ will be known as Toyota Connect, and it will be housed within the MyToyota App, which is fully integrated with the dealer and manufacturer systems.

In addition to the aforementioned in-car WiFi, with 15GB once off, the initiative offers a wide range of convenience and safety services, including roadside assistance with impact detection, giving customers real-time support with AA-access around the clock.

“Once a customer has opted in, the data aggregated from the telematics module will provide insights to Toyota, their dealer network, customers, fleet owners and third-party service providers such as the Automobile Association (AA), providing accident and breakdown assistance,” said Altron Group Chief Executive Mteto Nyati.

 

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All Toyotas sold in South Africa to come with in-car WiFi

Toyota South Africa has announced that it will be rolling out in-car Wi-Fi and other connectivity features on all new Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold from the beginning of September 2019.

This initiative, created in a partnership with Vodacom Business and Altron, is said to be the world’s first convergence of Wi-Fi and connectivity features in one package across an entire model range.

“As of 01 September 2019, all new Toyota and Lexus models sold in South Africa will come standard with in-car Wi-Fi including 15GB free data (which you can top up) as well as a host of connectivity features and benefits courtesy of Toyota Connect, a major extension of the MyToyota App,” said Toyota SA President Andrew Kirby.

The new ‘connectivity hub’ will be known as Toyota Connect, and it will be housed within the MyToyota App, which is fully integrated with the dealer and manufacturer systems.

In addition to the aforementioned in-car WiFi, with 15GB once off, the initiative offers a wide range of convenience and safety services, including roadside assistance with impact detection, giving customers real-time support with AA-access around the clock.

“Once a customer has opted in, the data aggregated from the telematics module will provide insights to Toyota, their dealer network, customers, fleet owners and third-party service providers such as the Automobile Association (AA), providing accident and breakdown assistance,” said Altron Group Chief Executive Mteto Nyati.

Something that can leak privacy / location / driving details (always bad!), or in litigaton be subpoenaed (accidents / where have you beens) - not always in your favour
 

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Rather have Carplay and Android play that something with a big brother component
 

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I wonder whether you'd be, eventually, able to install your own SIM and use another carrier.
 

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Something that can leak privacy / location / driving details (always bad!), or in litigaton be subpoenaed (accidents / where have you beens) - not always in your favour
It's never in your favour. The company always reaps way more benefit from this feature than the customer does, whilst selling you an idea that it carries some benefit. The 15GB is an example of this. R50 says there will always be connectivity to/from your car back to Toyota regardless of whether you have data available or not. Fortunately it's opt-in.
 

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Known as Toyota Connect, the new connectivity hub will be housed within the MyToyota App which was launched in 2014.


Ok :)
Yes, according to Playstore the App was launched more or less in 2014.
 

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All new Toyota (and Lexus) models sold in SA to boast in-car Wi-Fi

Toyota South Africa Motors has announced all new Toyota- and Lexus-badged vehicles sold in the country from the start of September 2019 will feature in-car Wi-Fi and new connectivity features.

Falling under the Toyota Connect banner, the new “connectivity hub” will be housed within the MyToyota App, which was launched back in 2014.

Toyota claims to be the only manufacturer in South Africa to offer a mobile app that is "fully integrated with manufacturer and dealer systems", and says it will now also be the first organisation in the world to offer the “convergence of Wi-Fi and connectivity features in one package” across its model range.

“As of 1 September 2019, all new Toyota and Lexus models sold in South Africa will come standard with in-car Wi-Fi, including 15GB free data [which you can top up] as well as a host of connectivity features and benefits courtesy of Toyota Connect, a major extension of the MyToyota App,” said Andrew Kirby, Toyota SA president and CEO.

“As Toyota transitions from being an automotive to a mobility solutions organisation, it becomes imperative to collaborate with companies whose visions align with ours. The importance of telematics and telecommunications in tomorrow’s vehicles cannot be overstated – hence our partnership with global technology group Altron [through Netstar] and telecoms giant Vodacom in this project.

 

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R50 says there will always be connectivity to/from your car back to Toyota regardless of whether you have data available or not. Fortunately it's opt-in.
Obviously, data is key in this inter-connected world.
 

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1.) WAZE for navigation
2.) Kids can watch Netflix on road trips
3.) VOIP calls ..
Kindly explain to me how:

The Driver Score feature encourages safer driving: customers can review their driver rating and keep track of their scores and overall driver behaviour.
a driver safety score will allow for Waze, Voip, or netflix? Seeing as that is the part of the article I referenced, and quoted.

I understand the benefit of in car wifi and experienced it with little mifi dongles wired into vehicles, and yes, that's valuable and desirable.

Driver score on the other hand.....
 

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Kindly explain to me how:



a driver safety score will allow for Waze, Voip, or netflix? Seeing as that is the part of the article I referenced, and quoted.

I understand the benefit of in car wifi and experienced it with little mifi dongles wired into vehicles, and yes, that's valuable and desirable.

Driver score on the other hand.....
The car effectively is a Wifi Hotspot, that's how. Obviously any video playback through and onto the car's display will be disabled if moving; how will Toyota monitor whether you're using it as a driver or passenger on a connected device?
 

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So, do new and current owners have to visit a dealership to get this enabled on their cars?
 
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