Toyota and Mapbox Say Goodbye to Dumb Navigation

By Jake Lingeman
April 26, 2022

Good­bye CDs, jump dri­ves and vis­it­ing a deal­er for an update. The next era of in-car nav­i­ga­tion is here.

Toy­ota is say­ing good­bye to the indus­try’s dumb nav­i­ga­tion maps, work­ing along­side part­ners like Map­box, allow­ing the com­pa­ny the flex­i­bil­i­ty to design the “look and feel” of nav­i­ga­tion for its vehi­cles with its next-gen­er­a­tion info­tain­ment sys­tem. The tech­nol­o­gy can already be seen in the Toy­ota Tun­dra pick­up and the Lexus NX crossover.

Own­ers see the app user expe­ri­ence and smart­phone con­nec­tiv­i­ty as two of the top three com­plaints about vehi­cles, as revealed in J.D. Pow­er’s 2021 U.S. Ini­tial Qual­i­ty Sur­vey. Map­box wants to elim­i­nate both of those.

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