Lexus GS for 2016 models will have a 12.3-inch screens with full-screen map capability when equipped with navigation. The screen can split into two sections to show different functions, such as navigation, audio and climate control information. Voice recognition and graphics have been enhance. For GS 350 and GS 450h models, navigation is now standard.
New side “enter” buttons on the Remote Touch Interface controller and shortcut menu on the side of the screen make it even easier to operate climate control, audio, phone, navigation and more.
Apple iPhones owners can use Siri Eyes Free Mode to make calls, select songs from iTunes get turn-by-turn navigation through Apple Maps and other iPhone apps, by pressing the steering wheel bottom and speaking command.
The 2016 Lexus Enform Service Connect for service reminders. Owners can use the MyLexusandBeyond mobile app (for iOS devices) or LexusDrivers.com website to set push-reminders and alerts for maintenance and service issues. For example, a required maintenance warning light will alert you and your dealer the specific factory recommended maintenance for a specific maintenance interval.
With Lexus Enform Remote (one-year trial subscription included), the driver can remotely view and control certain aspects of the GS using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Functions include:
- Remote door lock/unlock.
- Tremote start/stop for the engine and climate control.
- Vehicle finder.
- Guest driver monitor.
Navigation is accompanied by the Lexus Enform Destination Services and subscription-free Lexus Enform App Suite. Its voice-enabled apps let owners search the Internet through Destination Search, make restaurant reservations using OpenTable, get movie tickets via MovieTickets.com, listen to Internet radio, (including Pandora, iHeartRadio and Slacker), search business reviews on Yel and check in on Facebook Places™.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect is standard on all 2016 Lexus vehicles, with emergency calling capability and access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365. The first year is included for fear and the cost is $139.95 a year thereafter.