Toyota uses IQ minicar to help improve Google Street View

Toyota uses IQ minicar to help improve Google Street View

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Etc. , Technology , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota Google Street View vehicles have logged millions of miles in an effort to display video of every street imaginable, but unfortunately the G-Mobile is too big for a few European roads. But instead of leaving the thin and narrow out of Street View, Team Google has employed the diminutive Toyota iQ onto the smallest streets in Belgium to to go where Google Street View previously could not travel. Scroll down to watch the little iQ do its thing. Some of the roads only look big enough for a Schwinn, but the smallest Toyota does the trick just fine. Continue reading Toyota uses IQ minicar to help improve Google Street View Toyota uses IQ minicar to help improve Google Street View originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 31 May 2012 12:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota first to market with MirrorLink functionality in iQ

Toyota first to market with MirrorLink functionality in iQ

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Technology , Toyota , Infotainment Toyota Touch – the Euro-spec version of Entune – is gaining one more functionality in the Toyota (not Scion ) iQ : Toyota Touch Life. The system is the first to use the Car Connectivity Consortium ‘s (CCC) MirrorLink technology, which can port an exact replica of a connected smartphone’s display to the iQ’s seven-inch touchscreen. The first platform supported by Toyota Touch Life comes from Nokia – a key partner in the CCC – and its Car Mode app, which can be download from the Nokia Store for devices running Symbian Belle (which, ironically, is about to be phased out in favor of Windows Phone 7). Apple iPhone users aren’t left out of the mix and will be able to download the Application Launcher app from the App Store, allowing them to access the Garmin StreetPilot app, Stitcher radio and Facebook and Twitter integration through a clean and supposedly distraction-free interface. However, functionality in U.S. models remains an open question, something which should be cleared up in the coming months. Full details in the press blast below the fold . Continue reading Toyota first to market with MirrorLink functionality in iQ Toyota first to market with MirrorLink functionality in iQ originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Vilner takes on Scion iQ, tries to outdo Aston Martin Cygnet

Vilner takes on Scion iQ, tries to outdo Aston Martin Cygnet

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , Scion , Toyota Nasko Vilner is the Bulgarian tuner best known for reworking interiors into luxurious cabins fit for a king. Vilner’s latest creation, however, is best fit for a king living in the city. The Vilner iQ forgoes the cloth seats of its plebeian Toyota and Scion counterparts, and instead, the front thrones of the Vilner iQ are wrapped in Napa leather while the rest of the interior is covered in Alcantara. Certainly this begs the simple question, “Why?” Occasionally, as Vilner knows, that question can simply be answered, “Why not?” Check out more of the Vilner iQ in the attached gallery. Continue reading Vilner takes on Scion iQ, tries to outdo Aston Martin Cygnet Vilner takes on Scion iQ, tries to outdo Aston Martin Cygnet originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Jul 2011 07:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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