Lexus has unveiled the 2022 LX 600, a full-size luxury SUV. The brand’s new vehicle comes with a suite of advanced in-vehicle technologies – including its new Lexus Interface multimedia system.

The LX 600’s instrument panel features the automaker’s first Lexus Interface dual display, with a 12.3-inch upper screen and 7.0-inch lower screen. The upper display shows navigation and audio controls as well as the car’s Multi-Terrain Monitor feature when driving off-road. The lower touch display shows the climate control screen and serves as a driving-support screen for Multi-Terrain Select.

One example of how the LX 600 takes advantage of this dual display is through this off-roading feature. The Multi-Terrain Monitor uses four cameras to help the driver see around the vehicle. The images captured by the front, side and rear cameras can be interchanged and are shown on the entire 12.3-inch display, allowing the driver to check road conditions, which are often in the driver’s blind spots. Images from these cameras can be displayed on the upper screen, while the real-time vehicle status can be displayed simultaneously on the lower screen. This allows the driver to efficiently monitor off-road driving conditions without switching between displays.

By switching to the Lexus-first, Back Underfloor View, images of the foreground taken in advance are provided to the driver as transparent-underfloor images. By superimposing the vehicle and wheel position over this image, the driver can check underfloor conditions and front-wheel position. In another view, the vehicle is made transparent, and an image showing the area around the rear wheels is magnified. This can enable the driver to ascertain conditions around the rear wheels and estimate distances to obstacles.

Lexus Interface also incorporates biometrics to enable interaction and control through sight, touch, and voice. One of these is the system’s Voice Assistant, which is intended to be the primary method of interaction between users and the multimedia system. By leveraging two microphones with speaker location capability and enhanced noise-cancellation, the assistant provides front seat occupants with an expanded and interactive experience when accessing navigation, media, phone, and other vehicle control settings.

Lexus Interface’s native navigation system features full cloud capability and integrated Google Points of Interest data, enabling quicker and more accurate directions and mapping. It similarly takes advantage of OTA updates to ensure mapping stays up to date and to provide users with enriched media experiences. The native navigation can be accessed without an internet connection through its offline mode. This mode is capable of detecting when the vehicle is near, or entering, an area with low connectivity and downloads applicable maps and services in advance.

By switching to the Lexus-first, Back Underfloor View, images of the foreground taken in advance are provided to the driver as transparent-underfloor images. By superimposing the vehicle and wheel position over this image, the driver can check underfloor conditions and front-wheel position. In another view, the vehicle is made transparent, and an image showing the area around the rear wheels is magnified. This can enable the driver to ascertain conditions around the rear wheels and estimate distances to obstacles.

Through its User Profile feature, Lexus has integrated smartphones into its new infotainment experience. The feature allows the driver’s personalized settings and experience to be retained in the cloud and accessible in other Lexus Interface equipped vehicles. Once a profile is created in the Lexus App, guests can use a Bluetooth handheld device, smart key, or manual login to access it.

The LEXUS LX 600 is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealers in the first quarter of 2022.