Tier 1 automotive software supplier Xevo announced that its Journeyware technology will be live in all Lexus vehicles with the Enform App Suite 2.0 system, including the Lexus LC 500.
Xevo’s technology will safely connect Lexus drivers and their cars to mobile applications and services, “delivering a smarter, richer, more interactive in-car experience,” according to Seattle-based Xevo.
“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.”
Enform App Suite 2.0
Enform App Suite 2.0 is a multimedia system for Lexus vehicles. The software offers access to a selection of popular mobile apps such as iHeartRadio, NPR One and Yelp, as well as exclusive Lexus apps such as Fuel Prices, Sports and Stocks.
Xevo Journeyware technology “will complement the high-performance design of the Lexus LC 500 by connecting drivers to mobile applications, content and services, allowing them to integrate their digital lifestyles and in-car experience,” according to Xevo.
“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 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 vehicles are to drive.”
All Lexus vehicles with Xevo technology also will come equipped with voice-enabled content services and navigation through Xevo’s long-standing partnership with Voicebox.
Voicebox’s technology leverages the link between phone and vehicle provided by Xevo’s Journeyware “to create a unifying Voice Interface, so drivers can easily, safely and securely access mobile services and applications while driving with minimal distraction,” according to Xevo.