Toyota Offers Subscription-free Traffic from TTN
Sep 9, 2013 10:18 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Columbia, MD - Sep 5, 2013 - The 2014 versions of the Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Sequoia, 4Runner, and Tacoma are the first Toyota vehicles to launch integrated audio and real-time traffic and weather services using Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network (TTN) and HD Radio. The 2014 Toyota Corolla, Tundra and Sequoia are now available with the 4Runner and Tacoma arriving in dealerships later in September 2013.
Toyota has launched two new systems integrating HD Radio digital audio entertainment and TTN's real-time traffic and weather information:
� For vehicles with navigation systems, Toyota will provide a digital audio and navigation system driven by the first-of-its-kind hybrid technology capable of receiving digital traffic and weather information from both HD Radio stations and the cell phone network, using the driver's smartphone connected with the Toyota Entune system.
� For vehicles without navigation, Toyota will offer a premium display audio system complete with free traffic maps and weather information, all delivered by HD Radio stations across the country.
Both systems will also offer the latest digital audio features including Artist Experience, allowing listeners to view images such as album art on their radio screens. 33 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio in 170+ models by year-end with more than 80 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment.
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