Lexus has partnered up with iBiquity Digital Corporation and will be the first automaker to offer subscription-free, real-time traffic and weather information on its infotainment systems.
The first of the Japanese automaker’s models to benefit from the partnership will be the 2014 Lexus IS sedan, which is set to debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The 2014 IS will be arriving at dealerships this summer.
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Two systems will be launched by the automaker, one available for vehicles with navigation, and one for those without navigation. For navigation-equipped vehicles, Lexus will outfit it with a digital and audio infotainment system driven by hybrid technology that is capable of receiving traffic and weather information from both HD Radio stations and existing cell phone networks, with the driver’s smartphone connected to the Lexus Enform system.
For the vehicles without navigation, Lexus will offer a standard premium display audio system that comes with subscription-free traffic maps and weather information, delivered by HD Radio stations across the U.S.
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