Toyota Announces SiriusXM as Connected Vehicle Partner
These days, drivers expect their vehicles to come with a variety of connected services, from Bluetooth and touchscreen monitors to Wi-Fi hotspots. As a way to continue offering the latest technology to its customers, Toyota recently announced that it will be working with SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services, Inc., which is a unit of the SiriusXM Radio we all know and love, to provide Toyota owners with next-generation technology as well as the services they have become accustomed to.
Toyota and SiriusXM have long worked together to bring the most exciting satellite radio channels to drivers, and the new partnership with SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services will expand on that. The type of services this new agreement could provide include enhanced roadside assistance, remote door unlock, remote start, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, automatic crash notification, and turn-by-turn navigation.
Sandy Lobenstein, Toyota VP of Connected Vehicle Technology and Planning, commented, “At Toyota, we are always working to give our customers the best driving experience possible, and this new agreement with SiriusXM assures we can do just that with the best connected vehicle services across a broader range of Toyota-brand vehicles than ever before for many years to come. Our customers expect a world-class offering of connected services. And as those services in safety, security and remote convenience continue to evolve, we will work with SiriusXM to offer a superior driving experience to our customers.”
Look out for these new services to start appearing in Toyota and Lexus vehicles within the next year or so.