Toyota Offering HD Radio in 2012 Camry
it will offer HD Radio technology with iTunes
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2012 Camry model. The new vehicle will arrive at dealerships in October.
HD Radio is included as a factory-installed audio option on
two models, the XLE and SE V6. It’s included as part of a multimedia system
that includes navigation and Toyota’s new Entune Multimedia System. Camry will be one of the first Toyotas
to offer Entune, which includes
iheartradio, Pandora and Sirius XM.
The Entune system includes a 6.1-in. touchscreen, AM/FM CD
player with MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack,
USB port with iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information, hands-free
phone capability, phonebook access, advanced voice recognition, text-to-speech,
and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology. A 90-day trial
subscription to the “XM Select Package” is included.
Toyota says the Entune system uses the smartphone
to provide a better in-vehicle experience with access to navigation,
entertainment and information services. After downloading a mobile app and using a
Bluetooth-capable phone with a Toyota vehicle, the user can access navigation,
entertainment and navigation services, plus personalized content.
Featured apps on Toyota Entune include
Bing, iheartradio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable.com and Pandora, as well as
location-based services (personalized traffic, fuel prices, stocks, weather and
sports). Toyota Entune also includes support for read-back and replay
capabilities for text messages.
The Entune option offers a split-screen
feature that allows for simultaneous display of navigation and audio
Toyota is offering six model grades of
the 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid.
IBiquity Digital says19 automotive
brands have announced that HD Radio technology is or will be available as a
factory installed feature. They include Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ford, Hyundai,
Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini USA, Rolls-Royce,
Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.