The system is being presented by Toyota at the Smart Community Japan 2014 exhibition in Tokyo this month, prior to it being launched on the Japanese market later this year. A U.S. launch is yet to be announced.
From the car, a person can contact an existing cloud-based . Smart Center, which then links with Panasonic’s cloud system used to operate a number of the Japanese tech giant’s home appliances, such as televisions, video equipment and air-conditioners.
For example, an application linked to a . GPS data can remind the user to turn off the air-conditioning before leaving home, and enable them to turn it on remotely before returning.
The two firms first started working on the technology a year ago. In the future, they plan to bring their individual strengths to joint development of smarter mobility, using cloud-based services to link people, cars, homes and even communities.