Toyota develops world’s first “Map on Demand” technology

Toyota announced Wednesday that it has developed the world’s first technology for automatically delivering map data to a car’s navigation system. This technology””which TMC has named “Map on Demand”””will be made available to drivers as a new feature of TMC’s Japanese-market G-BOOK telematics service from the spring of 2007.

Map on Demand, which was jointly developed with Aisin AW Co, Zenrin Co, Denso Corporation and Toyota Mapmaster Incorporated, delivers updated data on all Japanese expressways and toll roads, as well as on roads near the registered home of the subscriber and on roads in the vicinity of user-specified destinations. Data is delivered via cell phone networks, Internet downloads, etc.

Source: The Auto Channel

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