SEATTLE & TOKYO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. and UIEvolution, Inc. today announced the extension and expansion of their partnership, bringing Toyota and Lexus drivers an advanced connected application experience in the vehicle. UIEvolution is the leading mobile solutions provider for Fortune 1000 companies in the automotive, hospitality and media industries.
“Our UIEngineTM offers the highest level of performance in terms of design, quality, user-friendliness and user experience for in-car multimedia systems”
The Toyota and UIEvolution expanded partnership extends the exclusive relationship to include the Toyota Entune® App Suite, Toyota’s in-vehicle multimedia system, as well as Lexus Enform® App Suite, Lexus’ in-vehicle multimedia system, each powered by UIEvolution’s UIEngineTM software platform. UIEngineTM is a cloud-based software system for application logic and cross-platform delivery. It enables Toyota to create native experiences on more screens and across existing and emerging platforms by bringing the automotive and mobile worlds together.
“We are pleased with our partnership with UIEvolution,” said Sandy Lobenstein, Vice President, Connected Vehicle Technology & Planning at Toyota. “Developing systems as advanced as Entune® App Suite and Enform® App Suite requires harnessing the expertise of an experienced partner. Collaborating with UIEvolution, Toyota is able to offer drivers an enhanced in-vehicle experience, while providing vehicles with a competitive advantage.”
UIEngineTM, just one of UIEvolution’s suite of products, creates a simplified, connected app experience for Toyota and Lexus drivers. Drivers can access and manage vehicle information, selecting third party apps and their own entertainment directly from the in-dash display screen. Featured apps currently include iHeartRadio, OpenTable®, Pandora®, BingTM, MovieTickets.com, Yelp® and Facebook Places, as well as location-based services like personalized traffic, fuel prices, stocks, weather and sports.
“Toyota has been a trusted brand to drivers for decades, and we are thrilled to not only continue, but expand, our partnership with them,” said Chris Ruff, President and CEO of UIEvolution, Inc. “Our UIEngineTM is a breakthrough for in-vehicle infotainment that enables drivers to safely and easily use personal technologies to help create the best in-vehicle user experience. We are proud to continue making Toyota’s vision of a new, fully connected consumer experience in the car a reality.”
“Our UIEngineTM offers the highest level of performance in terms of design, quality, user-friendliness and user experience for in-car multimedia systems,” said Koji Hosaka, President of UIEvolution Japan. “We are pleased with our expanded partnership and the positive results of our long-term relationship with Toyota. Our infotainment system delivers a rich experience that includes multimedia features second to none.”
For more than 13 years, UIEvolution has delivered industry leading mobile, tablet, IPTV, digital signage and automotive technologies, powering applications for media companies, service providers and Enterprise clients.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold over 2.1 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $19.5 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com.
UIEvolution is the leading mobile solutions provider for Fortune 1000 companies. We help companies take full advantage of connected screens by extending their brands, delivering their unique business objectives, and ensuring that the devices that create the mobile lifestyles of their customers are joined in a continuous thread – smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and automotive applications. UIEvolution combines world-class consultative services and deep industry knowledge with the proven UIEngine & Evolution Platform. Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Tokyo and Honolulu, UIEvolution has a 13-year track record with clients like Toyota, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Princess Cruises, Samsung, Mitsubishi, and NTT.
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