Toyota Motors introduces Africa’s first connected cars

A news report has shown that Toyota Motors South Africa (TMSA) has made a major breakthrough towards the realisation of their Internet of Things (IoT) strategy in Africa, by introducing an in-car WiFi solution for all their new Toyota and Lexus vehicle models sold in South Africa. The innovation, which is made possible through a partnership with Vodacom and Altron Netstar, provides major extension features to the MyToyota Connect App.

According to the report, TSMA president Andrew Kirby highlighted the importance of the partnership as strategic to the realisation of Toyota’s vision which has seen them ‘transitioned from an automotive to a mobility-solutions organisation’. The partnership also aligns with Vodacom’s vision of being a leading IoT solutions provider.