makes three versions of its Entune
system: Entune Audio, Entune Audio Plus, and Entune Premium Audio With Navigation and App Suite.
All versions have useful features such as Bluetooth streaming, voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free, which lets drivers talk to their iPhones without looking away from the road. Moving up to Entune Audio Plus gives drivers SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio, GPS, and HD Radio Traffic and Weather.
The premium system includes an app suite that lets drivers add their favorite apps. Drivers often install apps such as Pandora
, Slacker Radio
. These apps make Toyota cars feel more connected than the basic Entune Audio system because it makes your car’s dash behave like a desktop computer.
With so many companies making their own infotainment systems, you’ll have to become familiar with several options to help your customers find the one that meets their needs best. Concentrate on connected systems that offer the most useful features, including convenient controls, voice command recognition, internet connectivity and apps that people want to use behind the wheel.
At Small World Social, we keep an eye on the latest developments. Keep checking back to learn more about the present and future of connected cars. Next time in this series on connected cars, we’ll go over the future of infotainment
and the trends headed our way.