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G-Book
G-Book
is a telematics subscription service provided by Toyota
Toyota
Motor Corporation in Japan[1][2][3][4] for its Toyota- and Lexus-branded vehicles. G-Book
G-Book
allows users to link with cellphones (such as the Toshiba T003 cellphone).[5] personal digital assistants (PDA)'s, personal computers (PC) and G-Book
G-Book
equipped cars across Japan.[6] It is based on the former GAZOO infrastructure (renamed Toyota
Toyota
Media Service Corporation) of Toyota's membership-based information service and membership system, and it provides interactive information services via vehicle installed touch-screen wireless communication terminals. It also incorporates information from Toyota
Toyota
Mapmaster Inc. which updates digital mapping information and is used by various international companies. The subscription service replaces the need to periodically update in-car navigation systems that use CD, or DVD installed maps that must be updated with the latest information. The maps are sent by internet connections established through the drivers cellphone with a data download plan associated with the cellphone. A G-Book
G-Book
application can be installed on select mobile devices, thereby providing the technology without having to purchase a vehicle installed with the technology.[7] A proprietary service with additional functions for the Lexus division, G-Link, debuted on Japan-market Lexus
Lexus
models starting in model year 2006.[8] Toyota
Toyota
made available G-Book
G-Book
devices as optional equipment in all Japanese domestic market
Japanese domestic market
Toyota, Daihatsu
Daihatsu
and Lexus vehicles starting with model year 2007. An article posted by "Response.jp" stated in an article on July 15, 2009 that Toyota
Toyota
was introducing G-Book
G-Book
in a specially identified Toyota
Toyota
Camry to be sold in Beijing, China.[9] As of November 2009 the G-Book-equipped Camry is available in Shanghai
Shanghai
as well. G-Book
G-Book
was also introduced on Lexus models in China in 2009.[10] In Japan (T-Connect Japan), and recently in Middle East countries (Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and UAE) T-Connect is being offered as a download from Apple's AppStore and Google Play as a subscription telematics service, which uses the G-Book
G-Book
architecture.

Contents

1 Technology

1.1 Secure Digital (SD) card-compatible terminal

2 G-Link 3 Related versions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Technology[edit] There are three versions of G-Book
G-Book
being offered; G-Book
G-Book
mX (and G-Book
G-Book
mX Pro), G-Book
G-Book
Alpha (and G-Book
G-Book
Alpha Pro) and G-Book. Some of the services G-Book
G-Book
offers are a Safety and Security service, which aids in requesting a tow truck and vehicle location service, Live Navigation where an operator gives turn-by-turn directions, Information Service which provides news, weather forecasts and stock market information, Communication Service that offers the ability to send and receive web based e-mail, and post and read on message boards, E-commerce Service, that allows merchandise to be purchased from the GAZOO Shopping Mall, and a live operator is available through OSS (Operator Support Service) for various issues.

Interior of Japan-market Toyota
Toyota
Crown Athlete with G-Book
G-Book
touchscreen capability

One of the features offered exclusively on G-Book
G-Book
mX is Probe Communication Traffic Information. According to the press release from Toyota
Toyota
dated April 10, 2007, "This unique Toyota
Toyota
traffic information service gathers driving data – such as speed and position – from vehicles equipped with G-Book
G-Book
mX to provide drivers with alternate routes for avoiding traffic congestion. Because it makes use of the on-board DCM (data communications module), the information gathering capability of this service is superior to similar systems, which rely solely on cell phones, and efficiently stores information about traffic congestion in real time at the G-Book
G-Book
Center. In this way the Probe Communication Traffic Information service supplements Vehicle Information and Communication System (VICS) information with updates on traffic congestion, providing drivers with highly accurate predictions about the current traffic situation and suggestions for the best alternate routes to take."[6] This feature is being marketed as an ability to drive eco-friendly, by helping to avoid pollution created by cars idling in traffic and allowing the driver to reach their destination sooner, and affording the opportunity to turn the car off, limiting emissions being added to the atmosphere. The wireless communications for Japan-market cars are handled by the DCM and transmits and receives information on the wireless network owned by Japanese telecommunications provider KDDI
KDDI
Corporation headquartered in Okinawa. The cellular platform used is the CDMA2000 1x (CDMA 1X) method, and it is possible to receive up to 144kbit/s data. The same DCM is used for China-market models, thus the network provider for China-market G-Book
G-Book
services is China Telecom. Map updates and music downloads are not available for China-market G-Book-enabled cars, and traffic information is only available in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. G-Book
G-Book
Alpha Pro, mX Pro DCM-only, and CDMA2000
CDMA2000
1xEV-DO (CDMA 1X WIN) can send up to 2.4Mbit/s of data, and the DCM supports hands-free calls. The DCM model is also equipped with its own GPS receiver and features, to track a stolen vehicle, and it also has an emergency notification ability to transmit the location of airbag deployment. Secure Digital (SD) card-compatible terminal[edit] According to a press release from Toyota
Toyota
dated August 28, 2002 "Navigational maps and the on-board terminal's basic software are stored in a Secure Digital (SD) card. The card can be inserted into "E-TOWER" terminals at convenience stores and other locations to download local or new maps or to upgrade the on-board terminal's basic software. Music and games can also be downloaded, and the SD card is compatible with commercially available audio players, digital cameras and PDAs that use SD cards, making it possible to share content such as music files, images and games." E-Tower locations can be found at numerous locations, including Circle K
Circle K
of Japan.[4] G-Link[edit]

Japanese-market Lexus
Lexus
GS 450h with G-Link equipped touchscreen system.

Offered at Lexus' Japanese domestic market
Japanese domestic market
launch in 2005, G-Link is the proprietary Lexus
Lexus
telematics system for the Japanese market. G-Link has a different software configuration versus G-Book, particularly in its link to the 24-hour Lexus
Lexus
Owner's Desk hotline, and is offered standard for the first three years of ownership.[8] Other aspects of the system at its 2005 launch were based on G-Book Alpha capabilities.[8] The G-Link software runs off of the vehicle's hard disc drive navigation system and song library, and includes traffic updates, HelpNet compatibility, and the G-Security service. The G-Security service includes cellphone notification of vehicle lock and position status. A G-Sound music distribution service offers samples and downloading to the vehicle's hard disc drive of MP3s from different genres. A U.S. equivalent of the G-Link system with similar but not identical functionality, called Lexus
Lexus
Enform with Safety Connect, was launched in 2009.[11] In 2006, Japanese media reported that a Lexus-branded cellphone was also being produced with compatibility for the G-Link system.[12] This cellphone service would be produced in conjunction with the KDDI telecommunications service provider, and is called "au", using Apple and Sony products.[12] Related versions[edit] Toyota
Toyota
is working with other Japanese car manufacturers, such as Mitsubishi, Subaru
Subaru
and Daihatsu
Daihatsu
to provide the service in the Japanese language. Mazda has also agreed to offer the service in Japan, with an intent to install the service starting with the 2005 model.[13][14] Competing services are called "Nissan Car Wings",[15] and Internavi " Internavi
Internavi
Premium Club (Japanese)"[16] by Honda.[17] In the U.S., the Safety Connect
Safety Connect
system was produced based on the G-Book
G-Book
system architecture, with similar functionality, along with an expanded Lexus Enform service.[11] The G-Book
G-Book
feature is similar to "W44T"[18] offered in Japan by Toshiba, and "Pipit"[19] in an agreement with Toyota
Toyota
and Willcom
Willcom
in Japan. See also[edit]

(Japanese: article on PiPit) (Japanese: article on W44T) Bluetooth BMW Assist CarWings Fiat Blue&Me Ford Sync GM MyLink Hyundai Blue Link Internavi Kia UVO Mercedes COMAND APS Microsoft Auto MSN Direct MyFord Touch OnStar Toyota Entune
Toyota Entune
(USA) Vehicle-to-vehicle

References[edit]

^ " Toyota
Toyota
G-Book
G-Book
- Gizmo Highway Auto Guide". Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ http://www.phoneyworld.com/newspage.aspx?n=1384 ^ " Toyota
Toyota
Announces New G-BOOK Telematics". Wireless Watch Japan - Mobile in Tokyo. Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ a b http://www2.toyota.co.jp/en/news/02/0828.html Description of all services offered as of 28 August 2002 ^ "Toshiba T003 Clamshell Cellphone" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2010-02-23.  ^ a b "TOYOTA: News Releases". Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ "G-BOOK". Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ a b c " Lexus
Lexus
G-Link" (in Japanese). response.jp. Retrieved 2 August 2009.  ^ http://response.jp/issue/2009/0715/article127374_1.html Camry "G-Book" sold in China (Japanese) ^ http://www.lexus.com.cn/about_lexus/latest_news/release_20090908.asp ^ a b " Toyota
Toyota
Safety Connect, Lexus
Lexus
Enform Take Aim At GM OnStar
OnStar
With New Service - Toyota
Toyota
Safety Connect". Jalopnik. Retrieved 31 July 2009.  ^ a b "Introducing the Lexus
Lexus
phone". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2009.  ^ "Mazda Adopts G-BOOK for Telematics". Wireless Watch Japan - Mobile in Tokyo. Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ "Mazda and Toyota
Toyota
Collaborate on In-Vehicle Information Service". Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ "NISSAN CARWINGS:日産カーウイングス". Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ "Honda│internavi". Honda公式ホームページ. Retrieved 6 October 2014.  ^ http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=119212 ^ http://www.toshiba.co.jp/product/etsg/cmt/au/w44t/w44t_menu_nf.htm ^ http://gazoo.com/pipit/pipitweb/

External links[edit]

Official website (in Japanese) Mazda G-Book
G-Book
official website (in Japanese) Subaru
Subaru
G-Book
G-Book
official website (in Japanese) G-Book
G-Book
listing - list of all Toyota
Toyota
vehicles that have G-Book
G-Book
offered as an option (in Japanese) Lexus
Lexus
G-Link - official website for the Lexus
Lexus
telematics service (in Japanese) G-Link listing - list of Lexus
Lexus
vehicles and Bluetooth
Bluetooth
compatibility with G-Link (in Japanese) Overview of Toyota's G-Book
G-Book
telematics service

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Link & Lexus
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Safety Connect
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& Lexus G-Link/ Toyota
Toyota
G-Book
G-Book
& Lexus
Lexus
Remote Touch AcuraLink/Honda InterNavi Mimamori-kun Nissan CarWings BMW Assist Mercedes-Benz TeleAid & COMAND Hyundai Blue Link Toyota
Toyota
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road vehicle timeline List of Lexus
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vehicles L-finesse L-Select Tahara plant The Pursuit of Perfection

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