Hands on: Toyota’s Entune featuring Bing

By Tom Warren, on 6th Jan 11 6:53 pm with Comments Off

Toyota Entune featuring Bing

Toyota revealed on Tuesday its new in-vehicle navigation and entertainment system, Toyota Entune.

Entune launches later this year and takes advantage of a customers mobile phone to provide cars with a data connection. Toyota will provide mobile applications for users to download and install on their phones to enable connectivity. The dashboard will feature Bing for Mobile and Bing Maps as applications that drivers can use in their cars. Bing’s navigation allows users to choose from more than 16 million points of interest. Directions are sent to the car wirelessly.

WinRumors got a quick hands on look at the device at the Digital Experience event on Wednesday evening at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas. The software seemed responsive and easy to use coupled with your phone. Toyota says it’s providing applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices and it is evaluating bringing an application to Windows Phone 7. Check out the video below to see how the hardware works.