Touch 2: Toyota Real-Time Traffic

Toyota Touch 2: How to use Toyota Real-Time Traffic

This post explains how to use the Toyota Real-Time Traffic information service available on Toyota Touch 2 with Go, and Touch 2 with Go Plus navigation systems.

The Toyota Real-Time Traffic information service helps you avoid jams and delays by offering up-to-date reports on traffic congestion and road closures.

The following video explains the process, with step-by-step instructions below.

First of all, make sure that your phone is paired with your Touch 2 system, and is connected to the internet. To find out how to do this, please see our post ‘How to pair your phone for calls, music and internet’.

Once your phone is paired and you are online, enter the details of your destination.

To activate Real Time Traffic reports, access the Navigation menu and press ‘TRAFFIC MESSAGES’.

Next, press ‘SETTINGS’ and select ‘TRAFFIC INFORMATION OVER INTERNET’. You’ll only need to do this once – once you have selected this option, your Touch 2 system will launch it automatically.

If you now go back to your sat-nav route, you’ll see that Toyota Real Time Traffic has been activated.

The red lines on the route denote a traffic delay.

On the left-hand side of screen you will see any traffic incidents that are on your chosen route, as well as the duration of the delay. You can also see the distance from your car to the actual incident. The total delay time on this route is displayed at the top of the screen.

You can see the details of all the incidents on your route by pressing the ‘NAV’ button and selecting ‘TRAFFIC MESSAGES’. If you select a specific incident, pressing the ‘DETOUR’ button will plan an alternative route tha navigates you away from the traffic delay.

See also:
MyToyota: Introducing your personalised customer portal
How to pair your phone for calls, music and internet
How to search online with Google Streetview and Panoramio
How to send directions to your device
How to use sat-nav features

An introduction to apps
How to update your maps and software
Over-the-Air installation of apps

Comments (11)

  1. Im having major problems with the sat nav , doesn’t know it let top its rights……. the traffic alert only stays on number 20,, then when you turn it up, its fine, then when its finished its goes back to 20…… when you play your USB its always start from number one, and when you turn of the car, and restart the engin,, guest what its goes back to number one…. in the centre of you speedo, it should tel you what speed your doing, well it does, but if come up with a totally different speed , saying your over the limit, but you not

    1. Hi Martin,
      We’re sorry to hear you’re experiencing this. We’d advice contacting our Multimedia team directly as they’re in the best position to assist. You can contact them using this email address: multimedia@toyota.co.uk.
      Thanks.

  2. Buyers beware!
    After 14 months of buying a new Avensis with Touch 2 Go Plus installed, am I now unable to receive real time traffic alerts and get a message that tells me “Your subscription has expired. Please go to my.toyota.eu to subscribe”.
    It then appears that I am required to pay a minimum £34.90 for an annual subscription.
    This is not mentioned anywhere else (and I certainly was not aware before buying the car) and renders the system useless as I rely on traffic alerts for my work and commute.
    In response to an earlier comment, the only benefit of this system over the radio based RDS system is to Toyota’s accounts.

  3. Hi, what’s the benefit of this over the radio sourced traffic messages that can also be displayed on the map?

  4. Hi
    I test drove a Verso where the Traffic seemed to update automatically, without my phone connecting to the internet. I have since bought a Avensis where this is not the case. If I link my phone’s internet to the system how much data does it use as I do not have an unlimited allowance.

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for your post. We would advise double checking with your dealer which multimedia system the Verso had. We have recently upgraded our multimedia systems and 2016 Verso operates the new system as standard, whereas Avensis currently does not. Hope this helps a little further and if you have any other questions please let us know.

    1. Hi Peter. Thanks for your question.

      Start by pressing the system ‘NAVIGATION’ button.

      Then press ‘ROUTE OPTIONS’, where you can choose to show route alternatives on your maps. You’ll only have to do this once.

      Now return to the Navigation main screen and press ‘ENTER DESTINATION’.

      Enter the relevant address or postcode, then ask the system to calculate the route.

      Your device will offer you three route alternatives – Fast, Short and Ecological.

      You also have the option of avoiding motorways, tolls, tunnels and ferries.

      You can also change map modes between the normal map and the traffic map.
      Touch 2 with Go Plus enables 3D mapping.

      You can view our demonstration video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWTRpieFun4.

  5. The SatNav in my previous Yaris (registered 2014) had the facility for setting speed limit warnings. I can’t find such a facility on Touch and Go 2. Is it there?
    Thanks Chris

    1. Hi Chris. It does do this. Details for setting up will be in your owner’s manual. Please note, the speeds are set in KHP, not MPH. Thanks.

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