Got There With - Toyota Launches Free-To-All Route Planning Service

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Key Points Toyota is launching – the new pre-journey internet based travel tool. Toyota is the first car manufacturer to offer this free service in the UK. A recommended route can be planned, traffic information can be viewed and weather can be checked, amongst many other features.

Toyota is already the industry leader with on-board satellite navigation and traffic avoidance systems. Now it is offering its route planning and traffic avoidance information to everyone – free! is an on-line service to all that will provide Europe-wide route planning with live traffic information available in the UK. It also has three-day weather forecasts for any area in Europe, with each day split into several time periods.

Users can check directions to a new client, or the best way to avoid the holiday jams when taking the kids to the beach. A ‘pop-up’ box feature allows updated messages to be shown on the PC screen so that a journey can be started fully informed of the changing traffic situation. This facility enables the user to work freely in other applications, as it will automatically advise of new traffic problems at the click of a button.

During route planning, points of interest can be added along the journey to include; resting places; fuel stops; a restaurant for lunch or perhaps a museum. Hotels can also be found in advance to save time and stress at journey’s end. These points of interest are divided into 12 categories to give the widest choice of things to do or see.

Published : 11/10/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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