Toyota Launches Free-To-All Route Planning Service

Key Points

  • New internet based pre-trip planning tool showing all key travel features in one place
  • Toyota first car manufacturer to offer this on-line service in the UK
  • Totally free – no subscription or update charges
  • Available to all – not just Toyota owners
  • Up to the minute traffic information
  • Full recommended route planning
  • Three day weather forecasting
  • Points of interest along the route or at destination
  • Ability to plan anything from a short business trip to an extended holiday in one session – including finding restaurants and hotels
  • Available for journeys throughout Europe (traffic info UK only)

At this year’s Birmingham International Motor Show later this month, Toyota is launching – the new pre-journey internet based travel tool. However we hope you will be able to attend the press launch on 14 October and gain exclusive use before the site goes live.

The venue is a familiar one – your PC! Yes, from 14 October all you have to do is key in and try the system for yourself. So no need for an hour-long presentation and Q&A session, let alone an early check-in at the airport.

We hope you will try out the system, road test it if you will, and then be able to tell your readers, listeners or viewers how it works first hand rather than just take our understandably biased word for it. There is a feedback icon at the top of the home page, so feel free to give us your views. If you have any questions, call the press office and we’ll either help you ourselves or put you on to one of the team who designed the site.

Toyota is the first car manufacturer to offer this free service in the UK. A recommended route can be planned, traffic information can be viewed and weather can be checked, amongst many other features.

Toyota is already the industry leader with on-board satellite navigation and traffic avoidance systems. Now it is offering its route planning and traffic avoidance information to everyone – free! is an on-line service to all that will provide Europe-wide route planning with live traffic information available in the UK. It also has three-day weather forecasts for any area in Europe, with each day split into several time periods.

Users can check directions to a new client, or the best way to avoid the holiday jams when taking the kids to the beach. A ‘pop-up’ box feature allows updated messages to be shown on the PC screen so that a journey can be started fully informed of the changing traffic situation. This facility enables the user to work freely in other applications, as it will automatically advise of new traffic problems at the click of a button.

During route planning, points of interest can be added along the journey to include; resting places; fuel stops; a restaurant for lunch or perhaps a museum. Hotels can also be found in advance to save time and stress at journey’s end. These points of interest are divided into 12 categories to give the widest choice of things to do or see.

We will be launching at the Birmingham International Motor Show where we will have terminals available to test drive the site. So if you miss the press launch on your own PC, join us on the Toyota stand at the official launch of .



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