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Lexus RC Coupe to Introduce Next-Generation Remote Touch Controller

Lexus RC Interior Production

Looking over the photo of the Lexus RC interior, it shows a design very similar to the third-generation IS — in fact, the only noticeable difference is the new Remote Touch controller:

Lexus RC Remote Touch Controller

As seen in previous spy photos, the earlier mouse-like puck has been replaced with a touchscreen divided into four quadrants, with the HOME, MENUS & UP/DOWN buttons carried over.

There’s no mention in the press release how the new Remote Touch touchscreen might work, but I’m expecting a dramatic improvement over the previous controller — considering how important these infotainment interfaces have become to consumers, this update could be very important for Lexus in the years to come.

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  • November 4, 2013
That is a gorgeous interior.
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    Jax
  • November 4, 2013
it just needs a bigger screen... at least as an option.
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    BOSS
  • November 4, 2013
I wonder if they tested anything like...liquid spills on the pad? because I'm sure it could happen accidentally in the real world and that would not be good!
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      Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов
    • November 4, 2013
    Agree But I guess they take it already in there considerations Just time will show
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    80211
  • November 4, 2013
Still no back button which the current controller desperatly needs...
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    • November 4, 2013
    I'm hoping for *swipe to go back*.
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    F1orce
  • November 4, 2013
A much needed update. The mouse-type controller was a weak point. The previous touchscreen interface was much more intuitive IMO. Let's hope this one improves on that area.
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    BlackDynamiteOnline
  • November 4, 2013
Excuse Lexus while they leave the competition behind when it comes to driver interface technology..... BD
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      MT
    • November 5, 2013
    But they definitely need to make the screen less laggy. I test drove an IS300h a while back and the screens on the infotainment came up slower than a 10 year old computer running a bloated windows vista. The rest of the car is just perfect :-)
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    enthusiast88
  • November 5, 2013
With no tactile feedback I don't know how it could be better. Significantly better placement of the cup holders though.
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    Guest
  • November 5, 2013
I love the look of this coupe. A non-convertible style hardtop coupe is long overdue. Hopefully, I can afford one and hope the final product will look identical to the photo shots.

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