From what I can tell, the goal of the new Toyota Entune multimedia system is pretty straightforward: allow drivers to interact with mobile content and applications in a non-distracting, handsfree fashion. For instance, if you're searching for a nearby restaurant, you simply talk to the system in a conversational fashion — no need to memorize specific commands.
To get Entune up and running, you download an app onto your smartphone; this app then allows Entune to access a variety of offboard services, including Bing (navigation), OpenTable (restaurant reservations), MovieTickets.com, Pandora, and iheartradio.
Enough blather. I promised pictures, so let's check them out. First up is the main menu, which lets you choose from the various services that Entune supports:
Next up is voice search powered by the Voice Box speech recognition engine:
Here's a screen capture of Pandora Internet radio:
And here's one of iheartradio:
The Toyota Entune system is based on the QNX CAR Application Platform; for information on the platform, click here.
For more images of Toyota Entune, click here.