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Remote Touch Interface Is Innovative, But Inferior - 2015 Lexus RC F Long-Term Road Test

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edited May 2015 in Lexus
imageRemote Touch Interface Is Innovative, But Inferior - 2015 Lexus RC F Long-Term Road Test

The 2015 Lexus RC F uses a laptop-like trackpad to make inputs and commands into the information and entertainment interface. It's innovative, but ultimately not as user-friendly as other systems.

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  • redskinsdmvredskinsdmv Member Posts: 52
    I have a Lexus with the "puck" and much prefer that to this.
  • schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    I've driven an RX350 with the "puck" for extended drives and I don't like it. I prefer a knob set up. In fact, I really like Acura's set up. They use a knob very similar to iDrive, but they also use plenty of hard buttons as shortcuts. Using a knob just seems to be a better interface in a moving car. A touchpad would be fine for when the car is stationary, but while driving and going over bumps, you're going to constantly overshoot your icons.
  • sharp_caisharp_cai Member Posts: 11
    They just need a nob!! They copied everything from German cars, but why not the nob??
  • boffboff Member Posts: 91
    iDrive FTW. Frankly, though, all of these systems introduce a great distraction and their use should be minimized while on the move. It is the price we have to pay for the amazing functionality of today's cars.
  • kcpartsguykcpartsguy Member Posts: 1
    I'm okay with the puck style with an enter button for your thumb. I tried this new style on a NX200t and didn't like it.
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