Category Archives: Technology

A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Toyota Camry.

Toyota to debut updated safety technology with 2021 Camry release

How is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? 

We have recently learned about some of the important changes that will be included with the release of the 2021 Toyota Camry (more on that soon). While reading the available information, something we didn’t know was coming jumped off the page – Toyota is introducing another new version of its suite of active safety systems. So, how is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? The most important thing to point out is that the overall functionality of TSS 2.5+ will remain the same. Engineers and other safety experts really sanded off a few more rough edges of the system which had the effect of improving the systems’ overall performance. The new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ features put the automaker even further ahead of the competition. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of people using the Wi-Fi hotspot in a Toyota vehicle.

Get to know the Toyota Wi-Fi system found in all crossover SUVs

Which 2020 Toyota crossover SUVs have Wi-Fi in Decatur, AL? 

The lineup of new Toyota crossover SUVs available at the Toyota of Decatur rank among the most technologically advanced in the entire automotive industry. Customers regularly visit our showroom with the same question, ‘Which 2020 Toyota crossover SUVs Wi-Fi in Decatur, AL?’ Our manufacturing partner had the good sense to include every single one of its crossover SUVs with the innovative 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. This includes the incredibly popular 2020 Toyota RAV, the three-row 2020 Toyota Highlander and the compact 2020 Toyota C-HRThe team of product experts working at the Toyota of Decatur showroom put together this handy guide to what this capability can do. Let’s take a look at what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Take a peek at the next step of Toyota technology with Remote Connect

How do I set up Toyota Remote Connect with my smartwatch? 

Technology is moving very quickly in the automotive industry. The first major upgrade came with the introduction of smartphone integration for applications from the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. More recently, Toyota has started a partnership with Amazon to extend the reach of a customer’s Alexa smart home digital assistant. The newly introduced Remote Connect system can help a driver know how much fuel is left in the tank and operate several features. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I set up Toyota Remote Connect with my smartwatch,’ we have some videos for you to watch. The steps are very easy to follow and clearly laid out in these materials. Let us know today if you have any questions.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Make sure all your electronics are free from coronavirus

How do I sanitize the electronics in my car? 

Everything in our lives is controlled by one kind of electronic device or another. In the time of COVID-19, we need to make sure that anything we use or even touch a lot gets properly cleaned. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sanitize the electronics in my car,’ the team at Toyota of Decatur spoke with some of the service technicians that are a part of the dealership’s new vehicle sanitation service. Customers can bring their vehicles to the Toyota of Decatur Service Department and we’ll thoroughly disinfect the inside of your car, truck or SUV to make sure you and your family remains healthy. If you want to take care of this at home, let’s check out the information out team shared with one another.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the touchscreen in a Toyota vehicle Wi-Fi.

Toyota expands its roster of Wi-Fi connected vehicles for the 2020 model year

Which 2020 Toyota vehicles have a mobile hotspot in Decatur, AL? 

Traditional automotive elements like performance, fuel economy and safety are still important parts of the equation for buying a new vehicle. However, automakers like Toyota have really leaned hard into providing its drivers and their passengers with the latest technology to keep them connected to the world outside the vehicle. Features like a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that offers safe and convenient access to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto have become almost universal across the manufacturer’s lineup. But Toyota wasn’t satisfied stopping there. So, which 2020 Toyota vehicles have a mobile hotspot in Decatur, AL?. Most 2020 Toyota cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans have this feature. For our purposes today we’ll just be focusing on the brand’s pickup trucks and crossover SUVs.   Read the rest of this entry >>

Screenshot image of smartwatch with Toyota Remote Connect app icon from Toyota USA YouTube video

Can I Connect My Toyota to My Android Wear Watch?

How To Connect Toyota Remote Connect to an Android Watch 

Toyota allows vehicle owners to stay connected to their vehicles even when they are out of reach. With the help of innovative systems like the Toyota Remote Connect system, drivers are able to take almost full control of their vehicle’s settings, even when they aren’t near it. Toyota Remote Connect gives owners the power to start their vehicle, lock and unlock its doors, check in on guest drivers, locate where it was parked last, and more. Toyota Remote Connect allows owners to use more than just a smartphone to interact with the app by also offering a smartwatch-capable app alternative. Check out the video from the Toyota USA YouTube page below to find out how you can connect your Toyota to your Android Wear watch.   Read the rest of this entry >>

Silver 2020 Toyota Highlander

What Standard Features Can I Expect in the 2020 Highlander?

2020 Toyota Highlander Technology Features and Power Specs

As the arrival of the new 2020 Toyota Highlander gets closer with every passing day, many customers are wondering more about what standard features they can expect in the new model. There is a lot the 2020 Highlander is bringing to the table, from two power-packed powertrains to innovative designs to the latest in-car technology. In this guide we are going to dive into the 2020 Toyota Highlander technology features and power specs, so keep reading to learn more about the 2020 Highlander, available soon at Serra Toyota of Decatur.   Read the rest of this entry >>

White 2020 Toyota 86

What Features Come Standard in the 2020 Toyota 86?

2020 Toyota 86 Power Specs and Technology Features

The thrill of the road is one enjoyed by automotive experts and enthusiasts alike. Behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota 86 drivers will feel a rush of power and excitement while zipping around corners and cruising down highways. Not only does the 2020 86 pack a punch on the road but comes equipped with the latest automotive tech features. Keep reading this Toyota of Decatur guide to dive into the 2020 Toyota 86 power specs and technology features. Read the rest of this entry >>

Vehicle start screen in Toyota app on smartphone

How to Connect To and Use The Toyota App

What Can I Use the Smartphone Toyota App For?

If you’ve recently purchased a new Toyota vehicle that offers connected services, you may be wondering what exactly you can use them for. The vehicle’s connected services allow you to connect your Android™ device or iPhone® to your Toyota vehicle to perform a number of actions and receive vital information about your vehicle. But what all can you use the smartphone Toyota app for? Keep reading this guide to find out how to connect to and use the Toyota app with your vehicle. Read the rest of this entry >>

Smartphone connecting to Toyota+Alexa® app

What Does Amazon Alexa Do in a Toyota?

What Can I Use the Toyota+Alexa® System For?

If you’ve recently been searching for your next Toyota vehicle, or have recently purchased one, you may have heard about the Toyota+Alexa® system. While the name is straightforward, you might still have some questions about what Amazon Alexa® can do in a Toyota and how to the Toyota+Alexa® system works. Keep reading to learn how to get your Toyota set up with Toyota+Alexa® and find out what this system can do for you. Read the rest of this entry >>