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Showing posts from May, 2011

Toyota cars to be socially-networked

As an owner of Toyota car in 2012, you will be able to add your car (as a friend) in your private social network. Your car will then chat & send tweet-like alerts to you, about who's in the car & what's going on under the hood.. all in real time.

On 24th May, Toyota has joined hands with to launch "Toyota Friend", a private social network powered by SalesForce Chatter. Using Cloud Computing technology, ToyotaFriend will allow drivers to connect with their cars, dealers & services. In addition, Toyota has partnered with Microsoft to build Telematics services, based on Windows Azure platform.

Toyota's embrace for emerging technologies is certainly a game-changer, for the automobile industry. It would allow car's to report their vital stats, resulting in better maintenance & efficiency. Dealers will be able to access diagnostic data over the cloud. Networking will be possible on the road among fellow drivers or in the car among fello…