You'll Never Be Lost Again With Toyota's Improved Satellite Navigation And Electronic Traffic Avoidance System

Almost 10,000 hotels, 4,000 restaurants and 11,000 petrol stations covering the length and breadth of Britain mean that Toyota customers need never be lost again with the improved satellite navigation and Electronic Traffic Avoidance (ETA) system.

The satellite navigation system now covers more roads than ever before including more ‘A’ roads, all major motorways as well as Northern Ireland for the first time. The coverage in Northern Ireland includes detailed street coverage for Belfast City Centre.

The changes to the ETA system are designed for ease of use with improved road network coverage. There are three major improvements to the system:

Traffic Incidents Sorted By Junction

Traffic incidents are sorted by junction number making the information easier to search through. Previously the incidents were listed at random.

Direction Added To Some Messages

When a motorway exit is closed the current system reports a message such as "M25, At J25, exit closed". This is ambiguous because the driver doesn’t know if it is the clockwise or anti-clockwise carriage that is affected. To remove any confusion messages now include direction information so Toyota drivers can be told "M25, At J25, clockwise exit closed."

Bi-Directional Messages Have Been Added

The new software adds additional information to clarify that both directions or only one direction is affected by contraflows or weather related incidents.

Toyota Corolla customers who bought their vehicle with optional satellite navigation and ETA from January 2002 will automatically be offered a replacement disc at no cost.

Toyota Avensis GS, GLS and CDX models have had ETA fitted as standard since January this year and customers have the option to purchase a new disc at a discounted price.

Sat nav with ETA is now available as an option on 2003 model Celica for £1,250, ETA will also become available on other Toyota models in the future.

Published 7 November 2002 Melanie Carter

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