updated 04:05 pm EDT, Fri August 31, 2007
iPod integration kit
Toyota on Friday released an iPod Integration Kit that works in all current Toyota and Lexus models. The kit, first announced in early May, is installed in the vehicle's glove box: it connects Apple's iPod directly to the car's audio system and can recharge the iPod's battery, according to Leftlane News. Once connected, all of the iPod's functions can be controlled through the audio head unit or steering wheel mounted controls. The kit also uses the head unit's display for the iPod's text-readouts-such as track title, elapsed time, etc.
The kit takes about an hour to install and has earned Apple's Made for iPod certification of quality. The "Apple iPod Integration Kit" retails for about $300.