2012 Toyota Prius C: I Can't Log In
April 30, 2013
It's fair to say I've been an eager supporter of Entune in our long-term 2012 Toyota Prius C. I think it offers decent feature content (most notably, on-screen traffic data) for a decent price, well, decent in the realm of factory-installed navigation and electronics interfaces.
But last night Entune let me down. I hadn't driven our Prius C in a while, so the Entune app on my phone had logged me out of my account. I waited until I was topside (that is, not in the depths of our subterranean office garage) and hit the sign-in button. The little pinwheel spun on my phone, but the app was unable to talk to Toyota's network. I tried a couple more times while waiting at a traffic light, but no dice. I had to get on the freeway with no traffic information on the nav system's maps.
If I really owned a Prius C, I could see this being an annoyance for the second driver of the car (i.e., my spouse). He'd probably drive it once a week at most and would likely have to deal with this sign-in issue. I still like the idea of Entune, but this is an example of why I'm not ready to rely completely on apps to "power" the electronics in whatever car I'm driving.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 14,471 miles