Mazda and Toyota Collaborate on In-Vehicle Information Service - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Mazda Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Mazda Forum This area is for discussion of Mazda vehicles

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2004, 05:45   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Stacy94PGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Posts: 7,859
Mazda and Toyota Collaborate on In-Vehicle Information Service

Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 10, 2004 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation
and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that they have reached a basic agreement on providing Mazda owners with G-BOOK, a Toyota-developed network information service. Mazda aims to introduce this service from 2005.

Toyota began providing the G-BOOK service to Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd. last August and has already announced similar agreements with Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Mazda and Toyota
reached the agreement based on a mutual belief that it is important for
automakers and the information infrastructure industry to work together
to promote the early establishment of an industry standard.

This will serve to facilitate the development of systems with an extensive network that provide customers with high quality services at reduced cost. In the future, both companies will continue collective efforts to promote the widespread use of telematics, an interactive network information service using in-vehicle terminals, and provide customers with a safe and further enhanced service. When the cooperative relationship envisaged in the basic agreement between Mazda and Toyota is fully realized, both companies will be able to provide high-quality, lower-cost services to more customers while working towards the creation of an industry standard in order to further support the widespread adoption of telematics services.

Key points of agreement
1. Mazda will install G-BOOK compatible information terminals in its models sold in Japan starting in 2005 and will offer G-BOOK services to its customers.
2. This service will be provided to Mazda by Digital Media Service Corporation which sells E-TOWER terminals for use in convenience stores and Toyota outsources e-commerce service in its GAZOO site and customer management in its G-BOOK service. (The company is 75% owned by Toyota, 15% by FSAS, and 10% by Fujitsu.)
3. Toyota will supply Mazda with the related technologies necessary for
realizing the above in order to facilitate the expansion of telematics services.

The two companies will continue to jointly discuss detailed
specifications, service contents, conditions and timing.

Toyota commenced its G-BOOK service in October 2002 and has since made
the technology standard on its manufacturer-installed vehicle navigation
systems, enabling more customers to benefit from the service.

Mazda has been providing its own "Mazda Telematics" service for members
since July 2000, but is looking to move towards a unified G-BOOK service
in the future. Mazda will continue to provide current members with the
existing service.
__________________
Stacy94PGT
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
Stacy94PGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Mazda Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Full list of cars for Gran Turismo 4 FPRXR-6 The Pub 106 12-17-2003 22:46
U.S. & Japan: Will the RX-8 Put Mazda Back in the Race? Stacy94PGT Mazda Forum 0 07-07-2003 08:22
Mazda Motor's Booth needs to boost demand for Mazda6 Stacy94PGT Mazda Forum 0 05-12-2003 07:12
Mazda Hosts World’s Largest Performance Driving School RPO83 Mazda Forum 1 04-22-2003 00:46
Mazda bets rotary sports car will raise image and profit Stacy94PGT Mazda Forum 2 04-10-2003 09:39

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:21.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.