New multimedia system and improved HMI
The new LS adopts Lexus’s latest generation multimedia system, with increased functionality and improved HMI for simple, intuitive operation. The system is controlled by a new 12.3-inch touchscreen, located on top of the instrument panel, closer to and angled towards the driver. This means it sits within the natural reach of people of different heights and builds; its positioning also avoids intrusion in their sightline along the bottom edge of the windscreen.
The functions now include easy smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™1 and Android Auto™1, giving access to popular apps for navigation, entertainment and messaging using the car’s multimedia touchscreen*2.
With Android Auto, the Google Assistant and Google Maps*1 can be used and tailored information can be sourced based on the user’s calendar, previous activity and established preferences.
Apple CarPlay allows users to access the familiar interface from their iPhone®*1 through the vehicle’s multimedia display. An iPhone can be connected to obtain journey directions, make calls, send and receive message via Siri®, and gain access to apps such as Spotify, Audible and Apple podcasts.
The touchscreen functions also include a new call-up switch to give instant access to frequently used controls, such as adjustment of the seat and steering wheel heaters.
The auxiliary switches on the steering wheel now have a unified black finish and have been re-contoured for easier, intuitive use. Likewise, the air conditioning panel has a new piano black finish for a more unified interior appearance