Although Lexus is a great car that offers both luxury and reliability, after even five years being in use its infotainment system can quickly become as obsolete as an eight-track player. What appears prime technology five years ago may seem hopelessly archaic as new car owners enjoy latest and greatest such as Car Play or Android Auto. For Lexus owners, there are options to replace an old system with an aftermarket model, which can be costly and hard to integrate.
But GROM Audio, a Silicon Valley based car audio innovator, has developed a better solution for the dilemma of the outdated Lexus stereo. They call their solution VLine, an aftermarket infotainment system upgrade for existing Lexus and Toyota vehicles. VLine is the smart computer that interfaces with the vehicle’s original manufacturer-installed stereo or infotainment system to elevate its capabilities and features.
Connected to the factory car stereo with navigation touchscreen, VLine aftermarket infotainment system provides video interface to display latest apps available on Google Play Market, including many key utilities that enhance driver safety and convenience.
Developed on Android 5.1.1, VLine enables essential navigation and GPS tools—such as Google Maps and Waze—to help drivers get to their destination safely and quickly. VLine offers many popular music apps such as Web Radio, Spotify, Google Music, displayed and operated directly using the Lexus navigation screen. Drivers enjoy seeing song titles, artists information and even cover art, on their Lexus displays. Bluetooth A2DP music steaming is also available.
VLine is controlled with existing touchscreen and/or steering wheel buttons . The users can switch between map and media screens with one touch. In addition, the Lexus drivers and passengers can use Vline’s voice search and command activation button to navigate to the place, or to find the music to play.
GROM Audio announced the pre-sale for VLine with the special early bird pricing, and estimated shipping date of September 30th.
You can see the demo video below: