NOKIA : HERE Platform from Nokia Powers Toyota Motor Europe's Next Generation of Navigation and Infotainment Systems

NOKIA : HERE Platform from Nokia Powers Toyota Motor Europe's Next Generation
                    of Navigation and Infotainment Systems

Toyota is the Latest Major Automotive Brand to Leverage Best-in-Class Nokia
Mapping Technology using its Local Search for Automotive

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that Toyota Motor Europe is the latest
automotive brand to select the HERE platform's Nokia Local Search for
Automotive to power its next generation Touch & Go navigation and
infotainment systems. Nokia Local Search for Automotive is a specifically
designed solution developed to fulfill the requirements of the automotive

By leveraging Nokia Local Search for Automotive, Toyota drivers will have fast
and easy online access to the latest high-quality industry mapping information
and community-generated content - including millions of ratings, reviews and
images fed directly into their cars.

The introduction of this service demonstrates how Nokia's HERE business is
continuing to extend its industry-leading portfolio of products to meet the
needs of its automotive customers.

"The ability to deliver comprehensive and driver-relevant content tailored to
automotive requirements makes the Nokia Location Platform an interesting
proposition," said Derek Williams, General Manager, Telematics & Multimedia,
Toyota Motor Europe. "It is an excellent basis for creative location-centric
concepts and we are delighted to bring this technology to our customers. Nokia
Local Search for Automotive is expected to be commercially available in Toyota
systems from early 2014 in Europe, Russia and the Middle East."

Moving forward, Toyota Motor Europe will collaborate with Nokia to study more
services that leverage the Nokia Location Platform, including best-in-class
content. Nokia is currently the leading company providing end-to-end mapping,
navigation and location solutions for the automotive industry.

"Nokia and Toyota share the same vision of what the in-vehicle location
experience should be - immersive, always on. Today's announcement underlines
Nokia's commitment to providing fresh content and services to the auto
industry so it can deliver innovative consumer solutions," said Eric Fumat,
Vice President Sales & Business Development EMEA, Nokia Location & Commerce.

About HERE and Nokia
HERE, a Nokia business unit, is offering the first location cloud that
delivers people the world's best maps and location experiences across more
screens and operating systems unified under the HERE brand. To learn more
about HERE, visit

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become
an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than
1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access
information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's
technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most
recognized in the world. For more information, visit
About Toyota Motor Europe
Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of
Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota's European
manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly and indirectly
employs around 94,000 people in Europe and has invested over EUR 7 billion
since 1990. Toyota's operations in Europe are supported by a network of 30
National Marketing and Sales Companies across 56 countries, a total of around
3,000 sales outlets, and nine manufacturing plants. In 2012, Toyota sold
838,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe. For more information, visit

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