BEYOND Magazine has a new feature on the Lexus LF-FC flagship sedan concept:
[The LF-FC] silhouette is nothing like that of any other luxury sedan, flowing from front to rear in the manner of a four-door coupe. It possesses a character line that Takeshi Tanabe, product general manager of the Global Design Division, describes as having a slingshot effect – it starts from the A-pillar and sweeps through the roof and down the C-pillar before swinging back toward the front of the body.
Styling is important to Lexus, but so, too, is technology. The LF-FC features a next-generation human machine interface that can be operated by simple gestures, so there is no need to touch a panel or controls. (It can be used to control systems like the stereo and ventilation.) And a brand-new, unique heads-up display system provides navigational instructions (in the form of directional arrows) as if they were screened onto the road in front of the driver.
It’s interesting that Lexus continues to promote the gesture-driven navigation — the more it’s mentioned, the more it seems like a similar technology might be coming to the next-generation flagship LS.
One thing that’s guaranteed with a BEYOND article is some amazing photography: