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Not gonna lie, even the Genesis is miles ahead in terms of graphic and implementation (although not the best IMO)


Take a look at the Panamera or Continental GT's (3rd gen) interior...those touchscreens implementation are examples of how it's done right from the get go
 

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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.
 

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Look guys, people bitched about wanting a touch screen and Lexus responded. I surely hope no one thought an all new interior was coming.
I agree pre MMC the LS interior flowed as well as anything ive ever seen.
 

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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.

There is just so much on screen functionality in today's infotainment systems and that is the sole reason why everyone is reverting back to touchscreens. There is no way you can do all that with rotary unless you go few layers deep. But the question is not do you really need all that functionality cause sure you might find it useful, question is how not to slap all of it on the screen and make a mess out of the interface. There has to be a way to make these features a lot more intuitive without digging through menus or without having it all laid out on the screen.
 

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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.
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.

Literally give me a high-resolution state of the art display nicely implemented in the design and flawless CarPlay/Android Auto and I'm happy!
 

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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.
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.
 

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Exactly what I mean by cluttering UI with not-all-the-time necessary elements on screen being shown all the time. Screen is so wide that there should be no tapping zones on the far right. As you can tell this guy is reaching to tap something on the right edge of the screen. Clock should have been on the right side of the housing as well. I'm pretty sure Lexus designers know all that but this was probably cheaper and more flexible solution that required least amount of retrofitting but in the end it results in subpar touchscreen experience.
 

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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.
 
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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 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.
 

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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.
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.

So far the only good solution that provides large screen area without ruining aesthetics is split screen (i.e. JLR/Infiniti/Audi style) but it's out of fashion now. Or do the Honda e's super long screen but that costs a lot to make.
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I like these videos but am unsure of how they will be used. Between this and the new "Obsession" campaign for the IS, it feels like Lexus might be going back to what they're good at.
 
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