Published: 20 October 2016
Toyota Tsusho and Etisalat will collaborate to develop “scalable, secure, interoperable and intuitive connected” car solutions for their customers. The companies were seen signing an agreement regarding the same at GITEX. Both the companies will jointly work for the development of connected car technologies for UAE and the region.
The firms are presenting the ‘My Drive UAE’ service now available on the new 2017 model of Toyota Land Cruiser, available exclusively on vehicles from Al-Futtaim Motors. Al-Futtaim Motors ‘My Drive UAE’ service, which is enabled via Toyota Tsusho’s & Etisalat’s M2M Control Centre platform provides customers with convenience, control & security.
This system enables the car owners to be alert about an on-coming collision by instantly messaging the owner if the situation arises. It also has features such as remote-controlled car starting, locking and unlocking and air-conditioning control. The system also sends notifications regarding dealerships and service based on mileage and car-usage time.
Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer at Etisalat, said, “We are excited about this partnership as it unravels a unique service on the connected car platform of the new 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser. Over the next few years, there will be an increase in the number of new cars equipped with Etisalat M2M connectivity platform, which is designed to meet the growing consumer demand for revolutionary technologies. Etisalat’s continuous investments in M2M and IoT platforms will help the automobile industry to launch the futuristic platforms and vehicles.”
Manish Malhotra, Regional Head, MEA and General Manager at Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific said, “Today’s announcement of the ‘My Drive UAE’ service is a milestone in automotive technology. The service connects customers closely with Al-Futtaim Motor’s network and dealerships, and allows them to enjoy an enriched experience with the new 2017 Land Cruiser. The new tools available on the service enabled by Etisalat’s M2M and connected car platform makes driving convenient and safe.”