Toyota Hyryder's connected car tech: Thoughts after a month's usage

Once you register your vehicle to the app, it is very simple and straightforward to use.

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The Hyryder packs in connected car tech for those of you who weren't aware. There's an e-SIM in the vehicle which you can remotely connect to via a Toyota I-Connect mobile application. Having used this app for over a month now, here's what I think of it:

Seamless connection

Having installed the application, you need to register your vehicle by punching in your chassis number and registered mobile number. From thereon the login process is pretty straightforward, and you can unlock it using your phone's fingerprint sensor as well.

Simple interface

Once logged in, everything is very simple and straightforward. The main functions are right out there, and one doesn't need to enter multiple sub-menus to perform any function or access any information.

Limited features

You can start the motor and switch on the air-con to pre-cool the cabin before setting off, lock the vehicle and switch on the hazard lights for 30 seconds (to locate the vehicle in a parking lot). What's also nice is that it pinpoints the accurate GPS location of the vehicle and you can also create a geo fence, speed restrictions and driver alerts should you wish to monitor how your chauffeur or someone else is driving your car. Booking service appointments, requesting roadside assistance and notification for service campaigns are some other functions. Strangely, you can't unlock the vehicle, which I think would have been quite useful.

Lack of information

It displays the odometer, fuel level and distance to empty. However, I'd have liked it if the app showed driving-related information like average fuel economy, journey data and also driving behaviour report/analysis (eg hard acceleration, hard braking, etc). Even the health report of the Lithium-ion and the 12V battery would have been nice to know.

I'd love to know what other owners think and whether they use this app often, and if yes, which is the most used function?

Here's what BHPian Audik75 had to say on the matter:

The car can be unlocked with the app provided one has locked the car using the app. Appears to be a security consideration for implementing the feature this way.

Agree on the other features - the app is limited but hopefully will improve over time.

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