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- Jan 5, 2011
Finally, we have a car manufacturer that realizes the usual "infotainment" systems in their cars are slow and clunky. We have a new report that Toyota is planning to release automobiles with Nexus 7 tablets built directly into the dashboard, although they will still remain modular. Here's a quote with some of the details,
Toyota partnered with Asus-owned Unimax to create something known as the Toyota Intelligent System (TIS), which is essentially a regular Nexus 7 tablet customized with voice-recognition, multimedia offering, a 4G connection and all the Google Maps goodness that comes with it.
The best part about the system is that over time, as better tablets come along, you can quickly swap in different models and be up-to-date.
Just think of being able to use the constantly updated Google Maps over the in-dash GPS systems that pervade most cars. Plus, the Nexus 7 should be quite a bit more responsive as well. What a huge upgrade!
We don't have an details as to when Toyota will start releasing this (or even which markets across the globe it will arrive in), but we will keep you updated.