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Joaquin Ruhi
Hopefully, it should.

Beyond that, though, 7ES will be the first of Lexus' high-volume models (RX and NX being the others) to transition to a TNGA architecture. Given that, and the ES's traditional-going-on-elderly demographic, I'd expect Lexus Remote Touch itself to receive attention and ergonomic improvements for 7ES.
I think it will get latest system from LC/LS, with possibly more shortcuts like what UX got.
Joaquin Ruhi
Hopefully, it should.

Beyond that, though, 7ES will be the first of Lexus' high-volume models (RX and NX being the others) to transition to a TNGA architecture. Given that, and the ES's traditional-going-on-elderly demographic, I'd expect Lexus Remote Touch itself to receive attention and ergonomic improvements for 7ES.
I think it will get latest system from LC/LS, with possibly more shortcuts like what UX got.
Joaquin Ruhi
Hopefully, it should.

Beyond that, though, 7ES will be the first of Lexus' high-volume models (RX and NX being the others) to transition to a TNGA architecture. Given that, and the ES's traditional-going-on-elderly demographic, I'd expect Lexus Remote Touch itself to receive attention and ergonomic improvements for 7ES.
I think it will get latest system from LC/LS, with possibly more shortcuts like what UX got.
Joaquin Ruhi
Hopefully, it should.

Beyond that, though, 7ES will be the first of Lexus' high-volume models (RX and NX being the others) to transition to a TNGA architecture. Given that, and the ES's traditional-going-on-elderly demographic, I'd expect Lexus Remote Touch itself to receive attention and ergonomic improvements for 7ES.
I think it will get latest system from LC/LS, with possibly more shortcuts like what UX got.
krew
Yeah, I had a hell of a time writing my post -- pretty sure the ES will be available before the UX, so technically the UX will not be the first.
Yeah, it is all about being able to market it early since there are no previous Lexi in that class.... unlike ES or even LS, where they dont want to talk about CarPlay since they have current model.

This is why UX mpg got released so early, 9 months before it goes on sale! Or why Corolla Hatchback got shown with interior and all the info, while our Auris is closed off with almost no info about interior because they want to sell current one.

Even UX in Europe has very limited PR outside of pics... no real info yet about sales, or mpg, simply because it will be close competition to NX... much closer than in the US.
krew
Yeah, I had a hell of a time writing my post -- pretty sure the ES will be available before the UX, so technically the UX will not be the first.
Yeah, it is all about being able to market it early since there are no previous Lexi in that class.... unlike ES or even LS, where they dont want to talk about CarPlay since they have current model.

This is why UX mpg got released so early, 9 months before it goes on sale! Or why Corolla Hatchback got shown with interior and all the info, while our Auris is closed off with almost no info about interior because they want to sell current one.

Even UX in Europe has very limited PR outside of pics... no real info yet about sales, or mpg, simply because it will be close competition to NX... much closer than in the US.
krew
Yeah, I had a hell of a time writing my post -- pretty sure the ES will be available before the UX, so technically the UX will not be the first.
Yeah, it is all about being able to market it early since there are no previous Lexi in that class.... unlike ES or even LS, where they dont want to talk about CarPlay since they have current model.

This is why UX mpg got released so early, 9 months before it goes on sale! Or why Corolla Hatchback got shown with interior and all the info, while our Auris is closed off with almost no info about interior because they want to sell current one.

Even UX in Europe has very limited PR outside of pics... no real info yet about sales, or mpg, simply because it will be close competition to NX... much closer than in the US.
krew
Yeah, I had a hell of a time writing my post -- pretty sure the ES will be available before the UX, so technically the UX will not be the first.
Yeah, it is all about being able to market it early since there are no previous Lexi in that class.... unlike ES or even LS, where they dont want to talk about CarPlay since they have current model.

This is why UX mpg got released so early, 9 months before it goes on sale! Or why Corolla Hatchback got shown with interior and all the info, while our Auris is closed off with almost no info about interior because they want to sell current one.

Even UX in Europe has very limited PR outside of pics... no real info yet about sales, or mpg, simply because it will be close competition to NX... much closer than in the US.
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Its really a good initiative by Lexus for Apple users.
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Its really a good initiative by Lexus for Apple users.
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Its really a good initiative by Lexus for Apple users.
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Its really a good initiative by Lexus for Apple users.
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The phone has to be plugged in? :(
ThePenguin
The phone has to be plugged in? :(
Correct!
There's only one automaker currently offering wireless CarPlay in OEM head units, so this isn't a specific Lexus failing.
Honestly I feel Apple Car-play or Android Auto is just an answer to question nobody asked before

I never used and I won't
The regular automakers systems are enough for me
maiaramdan
Honestly I feel Apple Car-play or Android Auto is just an answer to question nobody asked before

I never used and I won't
The regular automakers systems are enough for me
Its far from perfect, but it is awesome to use if you are in a rental car and need directions to get around, just like any navigation system.

Also...

Apple CarPlay will soon let you use Google Maps, Waze, and other third-party maps

Starting in iOS 12 later this year, Apple’s CarPlay will no longer force you to use Apple Maps to get directions. Instead, you’ll be able to use navigation from any third-party app, like Google Maps, Waze, or whatever your mapping app of choice is.

CarPlay already supported third-party apps in other scenarios. However, mapping has been one of those classic cases of Apple locking everyone into using its own service. But Apple Maps isn’t exactly a beloved app. And while it’s improved over time, there are plenty of reasons to prefer other services, like all the additional information that Waze provides.

Letting people choose which mapping service to use will make CarPlay a better experience since people will be able to get directions from a service they’re more familiar or more comfortable with, which is pretty important when you’re driving.

CarPlay is Apple’s in-car interface for iOS. In many new cars — or older cars with newer head units — you can plug in an iPhone (or Android phone) and have a version of the phone’s apps pulled up on-screen. It’s a major convenience since your phone is going to know a lot more about you and be connected to a lot more services than your car is. Plus, carmakers are just never going to be as good at making user-friendly software interfaces as phone designers.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/4/17416932/apple-carplay-third-party-maps-wwdc-2018
Tragic Bronson
Nobody asked? I think a lot of new car buyers did...its far from perfect, but it is awesome to use if you are in a rental car and need directions to get around and don't want to stare at your phone's little screen sitting on a holder...

Also just announced today:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/4/17416932/apple-carplay-third-party-maps-wwdc-2018
Having Waze on CarPlay increases its value exponentially IMO
krew
Having Waze on CarPlay increases its value exponentially IMO
Ford was actually the first carmaker to offer Waze on CarPlay. Here's hoping Toyota and Lexus and others soon follow.
Joaquin Ruhi
Ford was actually the first carmaker to offer Waze on CarPlay. Here's hoping Toyota and Lexus and others soon follow.
I don't think the manufacturer would have to enable certain apps anymore since Apple themselves just let third-party applications work on CarPlay, so they can be used on any CarPlay device running iOS 12 or higher regardless of the manufacturer.
krew
Having Waze on CarPlay increases its value exponentially IMO
and for outside US, also other apps that can provide much better mapping than Apple Maps ever could.

Good move for Apple.
This definitely makes CarPlay more desirable. Waze saved me from a speeding ticket just yesterday.
I’ll be replacing my wife’s car before mine (can’t wait to get rid of her lawn mower, otherwise known as a CR-V). CarPlay will be a must as she is definitely not a techie, and the interface is so much simpler than most automakers’.

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