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Toyota Entune is an integrated multimedia navigation and telematics system for Toyota automobiles, providing satellite-based information on traffic, weather, sports scores, stocks, and fuel prices via subscription through SiriusXM. When connected to a compatible cellular phone running the Entune app, via radio or USB cable, the system provides a browser and other apps, including those from music services such as iHeartRadio, Pandora and XM Satellite Radio. The cell phone app has iOS, Android, and Blackberry versions; to use this feature, a cell phone data plan is required. The system can be controlled with voice recognition,[1] and may include the “Safety Connect” personalization system.

Built on the architecture of the existing Toyota G-Book service, Entune premiered in 2011 on the 2012 model year Toyota Prius v and is available in subsequent years.

The Lexus Enform application suite expands on the technology used by Entune.[2]

Evolution of Entune HardwareEdit

Iterations of Entune are distinguished via generation of head unit. Beginning with 11CY, evolution of head unit functionality parallels hardware capabilities.

Model 2012MY 2013MY 2014MY 2014.5MY 2015MY 2016MY 2017MY 2018MY 2019MY
86 - - - - - - - - Pioneer

accessory

4Runner 11CY 11CY 13CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY
Avalon / Avalon HV - 11CY 11CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY
Camry / Camry HV 11CY 11CY 11CY (8/2013-11/2013) 13CY (12/2013+) 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 17CY 17 CY
C-HR - - - - - - - - 17CY
Corolla 11CY 11CY 13CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 17CY
Corolla Hatchback 17CY
Highlander / Highlander HV - 11CY 13CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY
Landcruiser - 11CY 11CY - 11CY 15CY 15CY 15CY 15 CY EMVN
Mirai - - - - - 13.5CY 13.5CY 17CY 17CY
Prius 11CY 11CY 11CY - 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY / 16CY 13.5 CY / 16 CY
Prius C 11CY 11CY 11CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5 CY
Prius V 11CY 11CY 11CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY
Prius Prime - - - - - - 16CY 16CY 16 CY
RAV4 11CY 11CY 13CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 17 CY
Sequoia - 13CY 13CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5CY 13.5 CY
Sienna 11CY 11CY 11CY - 13CY 13CY 13CY 17CY 17 CY
Tacoma 11CY 11CY 13CY - 13CY 13.5CY 13C.5Y 13.5CY 13.5 CY
Tundra - 11CY 13CY - 13CY 13CY 13C.5Y 13.5CY 13.5 CY
Yaris Sedan - - - - - - - - Visteon

(Mazda)

Yaris HB 13.5 CY
Venza - 11CY 11CY - 13CY 13CY - -

Entune Version - 3.0Edit

Launched in 2017 in the 2018 Toyota Camry, Entune 3.0 is the current iteration of Toyota Motor North America's telematics and infotainment platform. Entune 3.0 is a departure from previous Entune platforms as it is based on the Automotive Grade Linux operating system as opposed to Blackberry QNX in previous versions. As such, it is not compatible with Entune 2.x mobile applications and integrations. However, this operating platform upgrade potentially enables many more third-party developer enhancements by moving to an open-source platform as opposed to the proprietary QNX system used in previous versions.

CarplayEdit

Entune 3.0 relies on an interface and app suite that is installed during vehicle assembly. Software and firmware updates can be made to the head units via a USB flash drive, and some versions of the head units can also be updated over the air (OTA). In April of 2019, Toyota announced[3] that some backward comparability would be possible for 2018 Sienna and Camry vehicles. The press release was noted as saying "The software enhancement is being provided at no-cost" and would be made available via a software download to a USB flash drive from Toyota Information Services (TIS). The published release date for this software is May 6, 2019.

Head unit trim levelsEdit

The headunits in 2018 Camry are available in three levels.

  • Entune 3.0 Audio - Includes Touchscreen display, AM/FM Radio, Siri Eyes Free, Scout GPS Link with Moving Maps, Entune 3.0 App Suite and Voice Recognition controls
  • Entune 3.0 Audio Plus - Touchscreen display, Siri Eyes Free, Scout GPS Link with Moving Maps, Entune 3.0 App Suite, CD Player, AM/FM/HD (replaces AM/FM Radio), SiriusXM, Scout GPS Link with Moving Maps, Safety Connect, Service Connect, Remote Connect, Wi-Fi Connect, Available "JBL® with Clari-Fi™"
  • Entune 3.0 Premium Audio - Touchscreen display, Siri Eyes Free, Scout GPS Link with Moving Maps, Entune 3.0 App Suite, CD Player, AM/FM/HD (replaces AM/FM Radio), SiriusXM, Dynamic Navigation, Dynamic POI Search, Destination Assist Connect, Safety Connect, Service Connect, Remote Connect, Dynamic Voice recognition controls, Wi-Fi Connect, Available "JBL® with Clari-Fi™"

Head Unit Visual IdentificationEdit

Entune 3.0 Audio Entune 3.0 Audio Plus Entune 3.0 Premium Audio
Identifiable Characteristics No CD Player CD Player, No MAP Button CD Player and MAP button
Alternate Name DA-Base; T0 DA-Deluxe; T1 AVN (EMVN); T2
Head Unit Manf. Pioneer Panasonic Panasonic
Amplifier Location Head Unit Head Unit (Separate for JBL audio) Head Unit (Separate for JBL audio)
Equipped with a DCM? No Yes Yes
Equipped with a MCU (Navigation ECU)? No No Yes
Navigation Type Scout GPS Link app Scout GPS Link app Dynamic
Voice Recognition Static Static Dynamic
HDRadio No Yes
Sirius XM Radio No Yes
Siri Eyes Free / Google Now (Voice Controls) Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
Bluetooth Audio Yes
Bluetooth Hands Free Yes
Phonebook - Import Contacts Yes

Entune Version - 3.0 Connected ServicesEdit

Depending on the vehicle, subscription based connected services for vehicles equipped with Audio Plus or Premium Audio head units may include:[4]

  • Service Connect
  • Safety Connect
  • Remote Connect
  • Wifi Connect
  • Destination Assist
  • Dynamic Navigation

In 4th quarter 2018, Toyota USA published a Telematics Services Status[5] portal where people can confirm the performance of various USA based connected services. Available status includes:

  • Safety Connect
  • Destination Assist
  • Service Connect
  • Remote Services
  • Scout GPS Link
  • Entune / Enform App Suite
  • Entune 3.0 / Enform 2.0 App Suite
  • Alexa Skill (Remote)
  • Toyota+Alexa / Lexus+Alexa
  • Lexus Drivers
  • Toyota Owners
  • Registration (Customer)
  • Registration (Dealer)

Service ConnectEdit

Multiple vehicle status reports may be sent to the customer.

Vehicle health reportEdit

Contains vehicle data such as mileage, smart key battery status, engine oil quantity, fuel level, service history, recent changes to Toyota Personalized Settings, and more.

Maintenance alertsEdit

A maintenance alert alerts vehicle owners to an array of statuses. If maintenance alerts are enabled, they may also be distributed to servicing dealer to support service.

Safety ConnectEdit

Automatic collision notificationEdit

In the event that the vehicle's airbags deploy or the vehicle is involved in a severe rear-end collision, a transmission will be made to the 24-hour Safety Connect response center. After attempting to speak to the occupants, the agent will notify local emergency services of the situation and direct them to the vehicle's location based on the GPS signal provided by vehicle's embedded system.

Emergency assistance button (SOS)Edit

Pressing the emergency assistance button (SOS) connects to a 24-hour Safety Connect response center. Using the vehicle's GPS technology, the agent can send emergency services to your vehicle's location while offering to stay on the line with you until help arrives.

Roadside assistanceEdit

Roadside assistance may be activated by pressing the Emergency Assistance button (SOS). Safety connect utilizes the GPS embedded in the vehicle to support roadside assistance efforts. Services may include support for if the vehicle runs out of gas, a flat tire, a tow, or a jump start.

Stolen vehicle locatorEdit

The Safety Connect response Center can work with police once a police report is filed to help track and recover your stolen vehicle using Safety Connect’s embedded cellular and GPS technology. The Stolen Vehicle Location system works across the continental U.S.A.

Remote ConnectEdit

Vehicle finderEdit

The Vehicle Finder support vehicle location outside or in an uncovered parking lot to guide you back to your vehicle's last known parked location.

Engine start/stopEdit

Remote engine start/stop lets you remotely start your vehicle to warm or cool the interior based on the last climate-control settings. The engine or hybrid system will run for up to 10 minutes or until any door is opened, the brakes are pressed, or the engine is turned off remotely.

Remote door lock/unlockEdit

Enables an owner the ability to remotely lock and unlock the vehicle's doors and receive confirmation if the action was successful. If the doors are unlocked remotely, the doors will automatically re-lock after 30 seconds if no further action takes place.

Wifi ConnectEdit

WiFi hotspotEdit

Utilizes the Verizon network to support up to 5 devices with 4G LTE data transfer.

Destination AssistEdit

Destination assist connectEdit

Supports the ability to get directions and destinations delivered by an operator with 24-hour, en-route navigation assistance. The agent can help the caller find a business, address, a point of interest, or a restaurant within a given proximity. Additionally, the agent can input the new navigation instructions with via points directly into the headunit.

Dynamic NavigationEdit

Dynamic maps & routeEdit

Dynamic Navigation checks embedded map data against the cloud to download and store map updates. This navigation service uses the on-board and the off board data to give navigation directions to the customer. It supports the ability to update maps and guidance based on changing road and traffic conditions.

Dynamic POIEdit

Search an expanded database for points of interest with casual search terms, as if you were using an internet search box.

Entune 3.0 App SuiteEdit

Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect[6] offers access to mobile applications using the vehicle display by touch or voice command. Applications included at the time of launch are:

In addition to HD Radio, the digital signal supports the transmission of ancillary data:[8]

  • Fuel Prices
  • Traffic Incidents
  • Sports
  • Weather
  • Stocks

Hardware/Software Version Couples (US Vehicles)Edit

Firmware versions are available for download via the Toyota Information System,[9] which requires a subscription to access. Additionally, some limited versions of firmware are available to the consumer via the owners portal.[10]

Entune Hardware Version Latest Entune Software Version
2015 NON JBL Premium 5.2

AvailabilityEdit

For US vehicles (model years):

For Entune 3.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toyota Announces Entune Multimedia System at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show" (Press release). US: Toyota. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  2. ^ "Lexus Drivers Lexus Enform 2.0 FAQS". US: Lexus. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  3. ^ "r/Toyota - Carplay and Alexa Coming to 2018 Camry and 2018 Sienna in May". reddit. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  4. ^ "2018 entune 3.0" (PDF) (Press release). US: Toyota. June 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ "TelematicServicesStatus". telematicsservicesstatus.azurewebsites.net. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  6. ^ "Service Connect". US: Toyota. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  7. ^ http://toyota.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10268/~/changes-to-entune™-app-suite-%28beginning-november-13%2C-2018%29
  8. ^ "Display Audio - Data Services System Apps". US: Toyota. Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  9. ^ Techinfo : Toyota Information System (TIS)
  10. ^ Toyota USA Owners portal

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