FAQ’s on Latest Lexus Tech

Lexus will be rolling out some new technology with the release of the 2018 models including Dynamic Navigation, Dynamic Voice Recognition, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi.  In anticipation of the release of this new technology, Lexus has already updated their FAQ’s page online so we wanted to share a few of those FAQ’s that provided us with the most insight into how the new tech is going to work.

 

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2018 Lexus NX Navigation System featuring NEW Dynamic Navigation

New Tech: Dynamic Navigation

What is Dynamic Navigation?

Dynamic Navigation provides you with the most up-to-date map data, routes and points of interest (POIs) on your embedded navigation system through real-time updates that are downloaded from the cloud.

What are the features of Dynamic Navigation?

Dynamic Map provides you with the most up-to-date map data through real-time updates via the cloud.

Dynamic Routing uses information from the server when calculating a navigation route to provide the most accurate and up-to-date routes and estimated times of arrival (ETAs).

Dynamic POI allows you to search for points of interest (POIs) with casual search terms as if you are using an Internet search box (assuming they mean Google).  There are approximately 14 million POIs on board and 20 million in the server/cloud.

How do I register for Dynamic Navigation?

You can register by logging in to www.mylexusenform.com and logging in with your LexusDrivers.com credentials.  We can also help you register for this Lexus connected service here at Lexus Dominion.

What settings can I control for Dynamic Navigation?

From your vehicle’s main menu, under “SETUP” >> “Navigation Settings” >> “Detailed Navi Settings,” you can switch Dynamic Route ON or OFF.

 

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Dynamic Navigation with Dynamic Routes on select 2018 Lexus models

New Tech: Dynamic Voice

What is Dynamic Voice Recognition?

Dynamic Voice Recognition is an enhancement to standard voice recognition that offers a more casual voice search experience by using natural language processing.  It also improves the accuracy of search results over standard voice recognition.

How will I know if my vehicle has Dynamic Voice Recognition?

Dynamic Voice Recognition is available on 2018 LS vehicles, and select 2018 model year NX and RC vehicle equipped with navigation (Lexus – embedded head unit).  Dynamic Voice Recognition is not available on vehicles with Lexus Display Audio.  That means you have to have the NAVIGATION PACKAGE to get this new feature.

What type of commands does Dynamic Voice Recognition support?

Dynamic Voice Recognition works across multiple components in your Lexus vehicle, encompassing commands for your phone, audio system and climate control.  If you’re interested in learning more about Voice Recognition, your vehicle’s (2018 LS, NX, and RC) Navigation System has a tutorial and Voice Recognition training information, which you can access by selecting “Settings” and then “Voice Recognition.”

How do I know Dynamic Voice Recognition is operating?

A symbol with a cloud and a spinning wheel will appear in the top left corner of your navigation display when Dynamic Voice Recognition is performing any activity.  If you only see a spinning wheel symbol, your vehicle is processing your command (so, be a little patient).

When is Dynamic Voice Recognition active in my Lexus?

Dynamic Voice Recognition works whenever your vehicle has cell coverage and you maintain an active Enform services subscription.

 

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Lexus Enform Services

New Tech:  Wi-Fi Hotspot

How do I begin the complimentary Wi-Fi trial?

You must register through the Verizon Wi-Fi Sign Up Page to activate the Enform Wi-Fi trial.  You can access this page in a variety of ways, including connecting your device to your vehicle’s Wi-Fi network, connecting your device to your vehicle’s head unit via Bluetooth and using the Wi-Fi Sign Up App, or by clicking the Wi-Fi link on My Lexus Enform or in certain Lexus marketing emails you will receive (probably after delivery).

 

What does the Wi-Fi Sign Up app do?

The Wi-Fi Sign Up app helps you sign up for your vehicle’s Wi-Fi hotspot.  You can click the web option to go to the Verizon Wi-Fi Sign Up Page or select the phone number to reach an operator who can walk you through the sign-up process.  You can also find your unique vehicle identifier (IMEI) that is needed to activate service.

How do I connect a device to my Wi-Fi hotspot in my vehicle?

Make sure your device’s Wi-Fi access is turned on (and make sure your vehicle is ON or at least in accessory mode).  Then, access the following information from your vehicle’s head unit/navigation system:

Use the “How to Connect” section on the head unit:

  1. Press the “Menu” button
  2.  Tap “Setup”
  3. Tap “Wi-Fi”
  4. Tap “How to Connect”
  5. Follow the three-step instruction set on the head unit.
    1. Step 1:  Turn on Wi-Fi on your device
    2. Step 2:  Search and select the Access Point Name from the Wi-Fi networks list on your device.
    3. Step 3:  Enter the displayed password on your device.

To find your Wi-Fi network name:

  1. Press the “Menu” button
  2.   Tap “Setup”
  3. Tap “Access Point Name”
  4. Find the Access Point Name on your device, then tap it.

To find your Wi-Fi network password:

  1. Press the “Menu” button
  2.   Tap “Setup”
  3.   Tap “Wi-Fi”
  4.   Tap “Password”, then toggle “Show Characters” to “ON”
  5.   Enter the password on your device to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

 

Will devices automatically connect to the hotspot after setup?

Yes, (thank goodness!) your device will connect automatically to the Wi-Fi hotspot after setup as long as the vehicle’s Wi-Fi hotspot and your connected device’s Wi-Fi are both turned on.

How do I turn the Wi-Fi hotspot on/off?

If you’ve already signed up for the Wi-Fi hotspot trial or subscription, navigate to the Wi-Fi menu and simply switch the setting to “ON” or “OFF” as needed.  The Wi-Fi hotspot will remain in an “ON” or “OFF” state until the service is deactivated or manually changed.

What is the download speed?

Verizon 4G LTE is up to ten times faster than 3G with network-to-device speeds of up to 12 Mbps.

How good is the Wi-Fi coverage?

Wi-Fi coverage operates through Verizon.  Wi-Fi hotspot coverage depends on Verizon’s available coverage (i.e.; so you don’t blame Lexus for spotty Wi-Fi).

Can I use my cell phone’s data plan on my vehicle’s Wi-Fi hotspot?

If you’re already a Verizon customer, you can add your vehicle’s Wi-Fi hotspot to your data plan.  If you’re not a Verizon customer, you will need to purchase a data plan with Verizon (after the trial is out).

What information do I need to provide to sign up for the trial?

Your unique Vehicle Identifier (IMEI) is needed to sign up for a subscription with Verizon.  Depending on how you reached the sign-up page, the IMEI may already be filled in.  If it is not automatically filled in, you can find this number in the bottom left-hand corner of the Wi-Fi Sign Up app, or a Lexus response agent (press the SOS button) can help you find it.  You will also need to provide your email address, name, phone number, and address.

What happens if I reach my data limit during the trial?

You will receive an email notification when you have reached your data limit during your Wi-Fi trial period.  When you attempt to use the Wi-Fi hotspot, your Wi-Fi connected devices (you can have up to 5 devices connected) will be re-directed to the Verizon Wi-Fi Sign Up Page to purchase a data plan.

 

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Wi-Fi and more on Navigation Package 2018 NX

To check out the FAQ’s page on the Lexus site you can click here.  For more information or if you have any questions for us, please let us know in the comments section below or by emailing us at jbrennan@lexusdominion.com.

 

 

 

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