The Toyota Camry has a jazzy new commercial to show , off its Entune mobile technology. Featuring Kelly Clarkson and her song “What Does Kill You (Stronger)”, the commercial follows several different people from all walks of life, showing what each of them wants – sports scores, movie tickets, restaurant reservations, music streaming – and they all end up in the Toyota Camry. It’s clever and upbeat, and many find it amusing and fun.
Check it out, and then read more about the Entune technology below.
Entune is a technology that allows users to connect to various mobile apps and services through your smartphone. The system is available in select new Toyota vehicles, and users access Entune by connecting their smartphones to their console. The interface is then displayed on the console, giving drivers easy access to mobile apps. Through Entune, you can listen to music, buy movie tickets, and get information about sports, stocks, traffic, etc.
Toyota owners get three years complimentary access to a variety of apps, depending on which multimedia service they are using: Display Audio with Navigation and Entune, or Premium HDD Navigation with Entune. The former comes with Bing, Pandora, fuel prices, stocks, sports, weather, and traffic. However, the Premium HDD Navigation with Entune comes with iHeartRadio, Opentable, Movietickets.com, NavTraffic and NavWeather, in addition to all the apps you get with the Display Audio system.
To use Entune, drivers need a compatible smartphone (iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry), a data plan and one of the select Toyota 2012 models that comes with Entune: the Prius v, the Camry, and the Tacoma, although the Tacoma only has the Display Audio multimedia system. Android and Blackberry phones can connect wirelessly, while iPhones require a USB cable.