XEVOXevo, a world leader in automotive interactive technology, announced this week that Lexus will be collaborating with the AI giant on a number of promising initiatives.
Xero’s latest software platform, Journeyware, coupled with the Ensure App Suite 2.o System, will be featured in Lexus’ LC 500. Xevo’s latest technology coalesces driver with automobile to render an ultra-interactive driving experience like never before.
“We are thrilled to work with Lexus to enhance its luxury vehicles with connectivity systems of equal caliber,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of Xevo. “Seamless connectivity is a key competitive advantage for manufacturers today – it’s what consumers expect, and Lexus drivers will be able to more easily interact with their favorite mobile apps and services.”
The Enform App Suite 2.0 system is a multifaceted informational platform that connects every aspect of the driver’s interaction with the car. Utilizing maximum app connectivity via mobile devices ensures the ultimate entertainment experience while driving. Handsfree voice recognition activation powered by Voicebox, controls Enform App technology seamlessly accessing mobile apps like Pandora, sports, WAZE, weather, Yelp, local fuel prices, stock market information, movie tickets, OpenTable and more.
“Lexus is committed to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to in-vehicle technology,” said Sandy Lobenstein, Vice President, of Connected Strategy and Product Planning for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Executive Vice President, Business Planning and Strategy for Toyota Connected. “Xevo’s powerful Journeyware car solutions are a perfect fit for Lexus because they ensure in-car connectivity is as robust and enjoyable to use as the vehicle are to drive.”
From social media to driver awareness, Xevo’s software was designed to be equally proactive as well as interactive. Anticipating driver safety is a key focus of Xevo’s technology designed to position Lexus as one of the safest vehicles on the road today. With both inward and outward cameras, Xevo’s AI sensors can detect obstacles in the road through V2V Cloud application, predict road conditions affected by obstacles or weather and even sense parking availability/proximity. Through constant facial recognition sensing inside the car, the technology monitors driver distraction nuances mitigating against potential safety concerns, like drowsiness, texting, eyes off the road, etc. Outside facing cameras can also maintain exterior activity with wide peripheral sensing even detecting Amber Alert vehicles when in the vicinity.
With Xevo’s intuitive technology shaping the luxury driving experience, Lexus will have no problem remaining a benchmark in elite auto ownership.