What is Lexus Interface?
Lexus Interface is a new infotainment system based on a next-generation multimedia platform developed by Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). It debuted in the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX compact crossover SUV and represents a significant improvement over the previous Lexus Remote Touch Interface (RTI).
Until Lexus began offering it with a touchscreen, the RTI system required the use of a touchpad control surface mounted on the center console. Moving your fingertip on the touchpad corresponded to movement of a cursor on the screen, which you could use to select menus and control functions. Additionally, you could issue specific voice commands to the system, and Lexus offered a smattering of physical controls on the steering wheel and center console.
Lexus Interface is entirely different. The touchpad is gone, the screens are larger, and the system understands naturally spoken commands. But that’s not all that Lexus Interface offers.
Highlights of the technology include:
- Five times the processing power for faster response to inputs
- Glare-reducing touchscreen displays
- Virtual Assistant natural voice recognition technology
- Cloud-based Enhanced Navigation
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Over-the-air software updates
- Digital key technology
- Portable user profiles
- Stereo volume knob
- Climate temperature knobs
Toyota will introduce this same infotainment platform in a new model in the fall of 2021. The automaker says it will ultimately offer the technology in all Lexus and Toyota models, regardless of make, model, trim level, or screen size.