26 Sep '11, 2am

Toyota Goes Social with Green Cars $TM

Toyota Goes Social with Green Cars $TM

Car manufacturer Toyota has developed a private social media platformknow as the “Toyota Friend” service. This social media platform willenable drivers of Toyota’s electric and plug-in hybrid cars to use their smartphones, tablets and computers to access their car’s data. The Toyota Friend service will allow these drivers to share diagnosticinformation about their cars with dealerships and relevant servicingpersonnel. The information include things like driving habits, carperformance and battery level. Drivers of Toyota’s greener carscan also connect the network to existing well-known social networks like Twitter and Facebook to share stories and improve efficiency. Toyota is not the first to develop social media platforms for their vehicles.Ford has worked with Microsoft to create Sync, an on-board wirelesssystem that lets drivers access the Bing search engine and a numbe...

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