At Berla, our goal is to develop forensic support solutions for as many global vehicle manufacturers as possible. This quarter we have added Toyota. Berla’s technology is able to acquire the full file system of the infotainment and telematics units to extract important user data, as well as vehicle events.
As of 2014, Toyota holds records as the manufacturer with top-selling models both in the United Stated and the world. Camry is the best-selling car in the United States, Corolla is the best-selling car in the world, and Prius is the most popular vehicle in the world. All of Toyota’s vehicles can be equipped with it’s infotainment system which is known as Entune.
Entune presents the user with a myriad of connectivity and convenience features, including the Entune App Suite, Bluetooth functionality, Navigation, Multimedia Connectivity, and a 3-month Sirius trial with purchase. Entune is fully supported by iOS and Android phones.
The Entune App Suite is a collection of popular mobile apps and data services accessible from within the Toyota vehicle. The services are delivered via most smartphones using Bluetooth and a cellular data connection. Offered apps include Slacker Radio, Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Yelp and Facebook Places. The data services include stocks, weather, traffic, fuel prices and sports news.
When paired with a compatible mobile phone, the user can utilize Bluetooth for hands-free calling, to access their phone book, make calls and navigate to contacts’ addresses without ever physically touching their phone. If the user’s smartphone is equipped with an MP3/WMA player, the user can listen to their music through the vehicle’s speakers wirelessly.
The navigation system allows users to input addresses using voice recognition, pre-save routes and choose from three different route preferences. It also offers complex junction guidance, predictive traffic and a speed limit display.
iPod and MP3 USB connectivity is supported, along with traditional CDs. An optional upgrade to Premium HDD Navigation with Entune App Suite also includes an in-dash DVD player.
iVe, Berla’s Vehicle Forensics hardware/software solution, supports the majority of 2012 and newer Toyota vehicles. This includes the popular Camry, Corolla and Prius, as well as other vehicles such as the 4Runner, Avalon, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Rav4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra and Venza. Use the vehicle lookup tool to see if a specific vehicle model and trim level is supported.