In-Dash Restaurant Recommendations/Reservations
We chose this feature for its usefulness and its wow factor. On one hand, it’s highly useful that drivers can choose a restaurant based on Zagat ratings (Acura, among other brands), Yelp ratings (BMW/Mini), and Google/Bing place pages (Toyota, BMW, Audi, among others), but Toyota might have the coolest feature. Toyota’s Entune system has Bing on-board for search, but also uses OpenTable to allow passengers to book a table at a local restaurant, call it using Bluetooth, or punch it into the navigation system. Some premium manufacturers have had something similar for a while using live operators (Infiniti comes to mind), but OpenTable for Toyota is packaged into the Entune system, which is free for the car’s first three years.