June 25, 2012 – Stuttgart, Germany (Techreleased) –The groundbreaking nanoe air conditioning system in Lexus’ new GS sports sedan has won an industry award at the 2012 Automotive Interiors Expo in Germany.
The system took out the Production Vehicle Interior Innovation of the Year gong, as voted by a 14-strong judging panel made up of international motoring journalists.
The award acknowledges a “technology or technical design innovation that pushes the boundaries and could and should become standard fare in as many vehicles as possible, as soon as possible”.
Nanoe technology is designed to be gentler on occupants’ skin and hair by adding moisture to ions (microscopic particles) sent into the cabin.
The system works by coating negatively charged microscopic nanoe ions – from the driver’s side centre vent – with approximately 1,000 times greater water content than regular air ions via a peltier generator.
Lexus Australia chief executive Tony Cramb said the system represented the next step in air conditioning technology while offering practical, real world advantages.
“The remarkable technology behind Lexus’ nanoe air conditioning system can significantly increase occupant comfort, especially for those with sensitive skin,” he said.
Nanoe technology-enhanced air conditioning is standard equipment on GS’ Sports Luxury grades.
In addition, all GS climate control systems feature the S-Flow technology energy saving airflow system.
When S-Flow is activated, airflow is directed only to where occupants are present, while vents near vacant seats are shut off to save energy.