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Get the most from your Lexus.

Whether you're making a call using Bluetooth®, navigating to your destination, or just enjoying the drive, we’ve got a few tips to help you get the most entertainment, comfort, and convenience out of your Lexus.

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Bluetooth

Bluetooth® Wireless Systems

Bluetooth® is a wireless connection that enables your Lexus and your mobile phone to communicate with one another.

To set up and pair your Lexus Bluetooth® system and use it to make phone calls, stream music from your phone, and more, your first step is to establish the connection between your car and your phone.

If you’d prefer to have some assistance with this process, your Lexus Dealership will help you during your 1,600 km Check-In. If you’re ready to try it on your own, we’d recommend that you have your Lexus Owner’s Manual, and the Manual for your mobile phone, on hand.

 

Connecting your device

In just a few steps, you can establish the connection between your Lexus Bluetooth® system and your phone. You can even connect more than one phone, making it convenient for multiple drivers.
Watch Connecting your Device via Bluetooth video

 

Make/Receive calls

Learn how to make or receive calls using your Bluetooth®.
Watch Make/Receive calls via Bluetooth video

 

Play music

Play music from your phone using Bluetooth® Audio.
Watch Play Music via Bluetooth video

Other hands-free tips: Be precise. Follow the proper command sequence to ensure that the system understands you. Wait for the system to prompt you for the next step, or if you know the instructions, press the Voice Command button () a second time to skip through the messages.

Also, remember that it is best to pull over before you make a call or as soon as it is safe to do so after you receive one. Keep all calls as short as possible to help you avoid distractions while doing the most important task - carefully driving your car.

 

Adaptive Front-Lighting System

Designed to improve visibility at night, the Adaptive Front-Lighting System automatically adjusts the direction of the headlamps based on vehicle speed and direction, to better illuminate around corners and intersections.
Watch Adaptive Front-Lighting System video

 

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

When you set your Windshield Wipers to the "Auto" setting, they’ll work when they sense Rain, Snow, or Sleet. One less worry during your drive.
Watch Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers video

 

Lexus Remote Touch

For Lexus automobiles equipped with Lexus Remote Touch, you can use the mouse-like controls to access the Navigation and Audio Systems, Climate Controls, and Bluetooth® features. The strength of the Remote Touch response can be set to your preferences.
Watch Lexus Remote Touch video

 

Seat Adjustments with Memory

Using the seat adjustments in your Lexus, you can pick the perfect position to ensure your driving enjoyment - even on a road trip. Using the Memory system, you can save your settings and link them to your Smart Access system, so that each time you start your Lexus using your Smart Key, the settings will return to your personalized settings.
Watch Seat Adjustments with Memory video

 

Enform Overview*

Premium connected technology and enhanced convenience come together in Lexus Enform. App Suite 2.0 brings you a series of today’s most popular apps to keep you entertained and informed. Destination Assist lets you speak to a live agent and get directions sent directly to your Navigation system. And Safety Connect elevates your peace of mind with features like Emergency Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification. Take a moment to explore all of Lexus Enform’s features and functions, and how it can revolutionize your driving experience.
Watch Enform Overview video

 

Automatic Collision Notification*

Enform’s Safety Connect includes Automatic Collision Notification. In the event that an airbag deploys, or an impact sensor is triggered, you’ll be automatically contacted by a live Response Centre Agent who will determine the nature of the emergency, contact the appropriate responders, and stay on line with you until help arrives. If you are unable to respond, emergency services will be immediately and automatically sent to your vehicle’s location. Learn more about Automatic Collision Notification, and how peace of mind makes every journey more enjoyable.
Watch Automatic Collision Notification video

 

Destination Assist*†

Lexus Enform’s Destination Assist gives you 24-hour access to a live response centre agent. Whatever the need -- from a restaurant recommendation to a local site of interest to the nearest Lexus service centre -- Enform agents search on your behalf, find the information you need, and send directions to your Lexus Navigation System. Learn more about how Destination Assist delivers enhanced convenience, connectivity and peace of mind.
Watch Destination Assist video

 

NPR One*

Enform App Suite 2.0 and NPR One give you access to the best of national public radio – from politics to pop culture, from the latest artists to the deepest thinkers. Content can be searched by a number of criteria and tailored to your preferences. The NPR One even learns your listening habits and compiles a recommended list based on the topics, speakers, songs and performers. Learn how easy it is to sign up, sign in, and use -- to help you stay informed and stir your imagination as you and your Lexus explore the world around you.
Watch NPR One video

 

Yelp*

With Enform App Suite 2.0 and Yelp, finding the best local places to eat, or the best of local arts and entertainment has never been easier. With its comprehensive search feature, and invaluable crowd-sourced ratings, Yelp helps you plan the ideal day trip or the perfect evening out. Search by category, location or name to find reviews and potential costs, and get directions sent directly to your multimedia display system. Learn about signing on and signing in, and see how easy Yelp is to use -- with either the interactive display screen or distraction-free voice recognition.
Watch Yelp video

 

Slacker Radio*

With Enform App Suite 2.0 and Slacker Radio, you will always have the right sound track for every road trip. Slacker gives you access to millions of songs and hundreds of radio stations ‑- including news, talk, sports and every genre of music you can imagine. Navigate by stations or categories, and personalize content based on your preferences. It is simple and seamless, using either the intuitive display screen interface or advanced voice recognition. Learn more about features, functionality, and additional services that you can sign up for.
Watch Slacker Radio video

 

Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Emergency Assistance*

Enform’s Safety Connect enhances peace of mind and elevates safety, all with the simple press of a button. In the event that you need roadside assistance or emergency assistance, pressing the SOS Button automatically connects with you with a live agent – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From a flat tire to a medical emergency, the help that you need will soon be on its way. Find out more about Safety Connect’s features, and just how simple safety can be.
Watch Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Emergency Assistance video

 

Sports*

Being away from your home or office, doesn’t mean being out of touch with your favorite passions and pastimes. Lexus Enform’s App Suite 2.0 lets you connect with the leagues, teams and athletes that you follow no matter where your travels take you. Simply select the Sports icon, and get instant access to the latest standings, schedules, scores and more. The App can be navigated using the remote touch interface and display screen, or intuitive voice recognition. Watch the video to learn more, including how to create a personalized list of favorite teams and players.
Watch Sports video

 

Stocks*

Now you can stay on top of your portfolio, even when on the go. Select the Stocks icon from Enform’s App Suite 2.0 for instant access to the most prominent stock exchanges. You can even build a customized list of companies that you want to follow and get details including current price and volume, daily high’s and low’s. Watch the video for more insight, including how to navigate using the remote touch interface or Lexus’ advanced voice recognition system.
Watch Stocks video

 

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)1

The DRCC system uses a radar sensor to determine the distance between your Lexus and the vehicle ahead, then automatically adjusts your speed to maintain a safe distance. Learn how to set a desired vehicle-to-vehicle distance, and how the system performs under varying conditions and speeds.
Watch Dynamic Radar Cruise Control video

 

Pre-Collision System (PCS)2

PCS can help to mitigate and even avoid potential frontal collisions -- including with pedestrians on models equipped with pedestrian protection. If the system determines that a collision is likely, it warns you with a flashing light and buzzer sound, readies the brakes, and takes steps to protect you and your passengers. The system can be turned on and off, and activates only under specific operating conditions.
Watch Pre-Collision System video

 

Lane Departure Alert (LDA)3

It can happen to anyone -- a momentary lapse in concentration that sees your vehicle begin to drift into another lane. Should that happen, LDA warns you both audibly and visibly to take corrective action. On models equipped with Lane Keeping Assist, the steering assist function can also provide corrective steering inputs. Learn more about how the system works, and its optimal operating conditions.
Watch Lane Departure Alert video

 

Automatic High Beam (AHB)4

High beams can be an invaluable aid -- enhancing forward visibility at night and enabling earlier detection of pedestrians or obstacles on the road ahead. AHB automatically switches headlights between high and low beams to provide the most light without dazzling oncoming drivers. Understanding how AHB functions under varying circumstances will help you get the most out of the system.
Watch Automatic High Beam video

 

Blind Spot Monitor

An invaluable safety aid, the Blind Spot Monitor alerts you to vehicles that may have escaped visibility in your side mirrors.
Watch Blind Spot Monitor video

 

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Available on select models, Rear Cross Traffic Alert works in concert with the Blind Spot Monitor to alert you of rear cross-traffic when backing up.
Watch Rear Cross-Traffic Alert video

 

Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats

Rear end collisions are some of the most common forms of traffic accidents. Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats are equipped with special systems designed to reduce the risk of whiplash in these situations.
Watch Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats video

 

Smart Key System

On select Lexus models, the Smart Key System lets you lock, unlock, operate your Lexus -- and more -- with the key still safely in your purse or pocket.
Watch Smart Key System video

 

Siri Eyes Free

Used in concert with compatible iPhones, Siri Eyes Free lets you access Apple’s Siri voice recognition system using both steering wheel and in-vehicle controls.
Watch Siri Eyes video

 

Back-up Camera

Most Lexus Automobiles are equipped with a Backup Camera, mounted on the back of the vehicle. When you shift into reverse, the camera images are shown on the multi-media display, along with guidelines to show you the distance between the back of the vehicle and objects behind you. It also displays guidelines, to help you align your Lexus between parking lines.
Watch Back-up Camera video

 

Tire Pressure Warning System

Tire Pressure is crucial to the performance and fuel efficiency of your Lexus. The Tire Pressure Warning System will advise you if an issue is detected with your Tires - you may need to add air or, if the warning light is flashing, you may need to see your Lexus Dealership.
Watch Tire Pressure Warning System video