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Many organizations such as ITS Japan and IIC (Internet ITS Consortium) have been working to promote the government-private sector joint research in telematics.
Automobile manufacturers use the communication system provided by mobile phones to link information centers with in-vehicle equipment in real time and provide services. The concrete details of the service are unique to the individual companies.
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G-BOOK is a cutting-edge telematics service that integrates the vehicle with IT applications. This Toyota telematics system originated from MONET, which started in 1998, and became G-BOOK in 2002. The G-BOOK was developed into G-BOOK alpha in 2005. G-BOOK alpha puts an emphasis on safety and security, driving intelligence, and amusement, and provides various services by utilizing advanced technology.
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Storage location:TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
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Year manufactured:2005
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Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Corporation
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Classification:Mass-production system
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Current status:Open to the public at the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall
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Model name:
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Model name:G-BOOK alpha
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Technical applications:In-vehicle telematics service
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Applied model:Vehicles
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Year manufactured:2005
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Application year:2005
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Designed by:Toyota Motor Corporation
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Device structure:HDD navigation system + Buetooth-compatible mobile phone, or HDD navigation system + Bluetooth adapter + mobile phone
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Display portion:Multi Information Display
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Performance function:Navigation: Provision of traffic prediction information, dynamic route guidance using predicted information
Safety and Security: Reinforcement of coordination between vehicle and G-BOOK to improve safety and security.
Amusement: Music on-demand service in vehicle
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Effect:1. Traffic congestion prediction service
Although the VICS system provides route navigation by taking traffic congestion at set points into consideration, G-BOOK predicts changes in traffic congestion after that point and provides route navigation by taking such predicted changes into consideration. Based on the traffic information and the analysis of traffic information (date, time, season, long-term holiday, concentrated construction, etc.), traffic congestion between a few minutes and a few hours ahead can be predicted. Traffic congestion information on the route ahead is also provided regarding the required time if the departure time is delayed or the like.
2. Safety and security service
If a window is broken or someone suspicious breaks into the vehicle through a door that is not usually used, the system informs the user's mobile phone and can request to the security company for confirmation or investigation of a vehicle based on request by the user. It is possible to check the opening and closing status of doors, door locks, and the trunk, and the engine oil, brake fluid, battery, engine control etc. by mobile phone.
3. Music on-demand
It is possible to listen to whatever music you want, anytime, anywhere, simply by purchasing it from approximately 10,000 available tracks.
It is also possible to load collected information using in-vehicle equipment through a PC card.
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Points of interest, topicality:Route navigation by predicting change of traffic congestion after a certain point.
The world's first music on-demand service in the vehicle.
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Reference materials:VICS Home Page http://www.vics.or.jp/
HELPNET Page http://www.helpnet.co.jp/index.html
G-BOOK Home Page http://www.g-book.com/
TOYOTA Technical Review Vol. 54 No.2 June 2006 Development of New Generation Telematics G-BOOK
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