I completely agree. That was my exact comment on the new S-Class - Mercedes have spent hundreds of hours refining and developing all of their own MBUX UI when literally the first thing I'd want to do is plug in my phone for CarPlay's ability for satellite view live maps.I don't want carmakers working on "graphics and implementation", I want them working on driving. Just make a screen that's blank until you hook up CarPlay/Android Auto instead of making Wal-Mart Knockoff Android like the Genesis picture above.
The touchpad is much, much better than the joystick that preceded it. I don't mind it except when entering addresses into the nav, and since I got the CarPlay upgrade on my LS500 I haven't done that once.I guess I'm one of very few that prefers the Lexus trackpad over touchscreen. Sure it could have been improved million times since it's made the debut and only Toyoda knows why they didn't do anything about it and I guess everyone of us here has some great input how to improve it. Oh well.
i was going to write "you will be disappointed" simply because that is how JDM roles, but... they did start new company with TRI for infotainment, and this might be the precise reason.Word on the street is that the Tundra will roll out an entirely new generation of infotainment from Toyota later this year, so once Toyota has it, I assume Lexus will get it later. I look forward to putting the current generation of joysticks, remote touch, semi-touch screen, tablets, etc. behind us for something more cohesive.
I was going to say the same. There aren't really "elegant" ways to integrate screens larger than 14 inch into a car...Tesla style works and sells.i was going to write "you will be disappointed" simply because that is how JDM roles, but... they did start new company with TRI for infotainment, and this might be the precise reason.