Toyota Touch2 with Go receives major software upgrade

Toyota Touch 2, our range of innovative, highly-affordable touch-screen multimedia systems, has been refreshed for 2016 and has been launched at the Geneva motor show.

The simplified range now comprises a choice of either the standard Toyota Touch 2 system, or Toyota Touch 2 with Go, which incorporates a full-map navigation function.

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Toyota Touch 2 with Go

Toyota Touch 2 with Go receives a major software upgrade which includes an improved, clearer, more user-friendly menu screen design, 10 brand new features, the improved functionality of over 30 items, and simplified connection to the Toyota customer portal for easier downloading of apps.

The system also benefits from three years free map care and connected services. These include map updates and free registration to TomTom real-time traffic information, mobile speed camera notification*, fuel price information, parking locations and availability, weather updates, Google Search, Google Street View, Aupeo!, Aha and Twitter. The three year package may be extended by two years** to match Toyota’s five year extended vehicle warranty**. Moreover, this 2016 software update is also available to all current system owners.

All Touch 2 with Go system top menus now feature a tile-based icon design for greater clarity and improved touch operability. It also improves functionality by reducing the number of steps required for each operation. The navigation menu and sub-menus have been simplified, and a redesigned map screen features new shortcut tile icons for improved clarity and operability. A new split-screen view allows users to see more functions at a glance, combining the navigation map with media and app information.

Navigation services have also been enhanced within the system. For instance, when entering a destination, the driver can simultaneously check Street View images and the weather at the destination, as well as look for parking in the area. As the vehicle approaches the destination, the system will also inform the driver of available parking spaces nearby. TomTom real-time traffic is now automatically adopted as a default traffic information source as soon as the driver establishes a data connection with his mobile phone.

A new auto navigation function allows the driver to programme the system with up to four destinations, and a departure time window, for each day of the week. When the vehicle is switched on within that departure time window, the navigation system automatically activates, plotting a route to the chosen destination. The system incorporates TomTom real-time traffic information, and will propose alternative routes to the driver in order to avoid congestion on, for instance, a daily commute.

Point of Interest (POI) search functionality has also been improved through better map and listing information integration, and a POI search-word history function for the faster location of favourite destinations. The phone interface has also been redesigned for easier, more intuitive use on the move. A new screen layout gives direct access to an incoming/outgoing/missed call list in the top menu, once again reducing the number of operation steps required.

A higher grade Touch 2 with Go*** system further features voice recognition, a text-to-speech function and 3D navigation mapping. Voice recognition may now be used for the launch and control of apps, for simple, one-shot navigation address confirmation, and for the use of Apple Siri eyes-free. Driver merely need to press and hold the Voice Recognition button on the steering wheel to talk to Siri on their iPhone.

The setup menu now also includes a ‘Let’s get Started’ QR code which opens an online quick start system guide on the user’s mobile device. Connection to the Toyota customer portal has been made easier, and customers can now quickly create a My Toyota account on-screen, from within the vehicle. The downloading of apps has also been simplified. Once the owner has established a data connection with his mobile phone, apps can be installed directly onto the system from within the vehicle.

* Where allowed by law
** Market dependent
*** Model/grade dependent

580 comments

  1. Hello, I have just purchased a September 2016 Toyota Auris in the UK. It does not have the new tile based based menu identified here. Am I entitled to it for free, as the article mentions earlier availability in the year? Registration number CU66 YRY.

    1. Hi Robert,

      Congratulations on your new car, and thanks for choosing Toyota. We think your vehicle is fitted with the same multimedia system, just that the display configuration may have been changed by the previous owner. Without being able to see it with our own eyes, it is difficult to advise. Please contact your nearest Toyota centre who will be able to take a look for you.

      Thanks

    2. Hi just purchase Toyota auris 2016 reg FL16VBY I need update on my system I have 2015 map I want Android auto so can mirror bmy phone apps

  2. Hi, I have just purchased a 2015 Auris Reg- FX15ONF. The software version is 4.3.OL Map ID: 2014 v2 on my Touch2Go.
    Can you confirm that the 3Yr MapCare & Services L for £119.00 will update to the me tile version?

  3. Hi
    I have just purchased a Toyota Yaris hybrid 2018 but it says no sat back installed, can it be upgraded to touch 2 with go
    Thanks Dennis

  4. Will my 2000 Toyota Celica be able to use the new E10 petrol?
    Reg number is COX362V – personalized number plate. Vehicle first registered June 2000.
    Thank you, Ann Cox

  5. Hi.. purchased rav4 excel reg no. SE16AJX .. the media player is a touch 2… no maps… is there any upgrades I can get… it is a serious unresponsive downgrade from my 2012 mazda cx5 in terms of infotainment… if there is a map package I can add in I’m interested but unsure of the full picture costs and upgrades available.
    Also is there an aftermarket option .. as the sound quality is debatable… really disappointed especially given the value of vehicle
    Keith mclauchlin

    1. Hi Keith,
      Congratulations on your RAV4, thank you for choosing Toyota.
      We would recommend discussing this with your nearest Toyota Centre, they would be best placed to advise on any upgrades available.
      Thanks.

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