Nokia and Lexus have announced the availability of the Lexus Integrated Phone System, an optional mobile communications solution that allows owners of select Lexus vehicles and a Nokia 6310i phone to seamlessly integrate the phone into their Lexus audio/navigation system for the added convenience and security of wireless connectivity. The Lexus Integrated Phone System is available for buyers of new 2003 Lexus SC 430, LX 470, GS 300, GS 430 and LS 430 models immediately.
The Lexus Integrated Phone System for Nokia phones consists of a Nokia-supplied control unit and cradle that is engineered to be easily installed by the Lexus dealer. The Nokia control unit was designed in conjunction with Lexus to seamlessly interface with the on-board steering wheel command module or optional touch-screen navigation system. It provides a full wireless communications suite that can be easily accessed through the existing Lexus user interface. After installation, the Lexus Integrated Phone System offers intelligent, integrated and invisible wireless connectivity.
Owners of vehicles equipped with the Lexus Integrated Phone System need only to place their Nokia 6310i phone into the hidden center-console-mounted cradle and start the ignition to activate the system. The phone transfers its phonebook to the dashboard-integrated color screen. Individual names can be accessed and dialed via touchscreen control on navigation system equipped vehicles. Additionally, up to 20 of these transferred numbers can be assigned a voice tag, allowing users to make calls with voice commands. While the Nokia 6310i phone is in the cradle, it is continuously charged and operates in handsfree mode with audio routed through the high-quality speakers of the Lexus sound system. In addition the Lexus Integrated Phone System has a unique capability to initiate calls to local points of interest indicated on the navigation screen by simply touching the screen.
“Whether taking a trip locally or across the country, the convenience and peace of mind that comes with being connected wirelessly will make the Lexus Integrated Phone System an exciting option for many Lexus buyers,” said Razvan Olosu, general manager, Nokia Smart Traffic Products. “After successfully providing in-vehicle mobile communications solutions to automobile makers in much of the world, we are pleased to work with Lexus to now extend our product line to the United States market.”