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

HERE Platform from Nokia Powers Toyota Motor Europe's Next Generation of 
Navigation and Infotainment Systems 
ESPOO, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 --  Toyota is the Latest
Major Automotive Brand to Leverage Best-in-Class Nokia Mapping
Technology using its Local Search for Automotive 
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 industry. 
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 & C
ommerce. 
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
http://www.here.com 
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 http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia 
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
www.toyota.eu 
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