Toyota Motor Company is putting some high-tech goodies in the 2010 Prius, but one feature is coming exclusively (at least for now) to the company's high-end Lexus RX 450h: Remote Touch control. The luxury hybrid SUV is the first Lexus vehicle to get the little mouse-like controller that sits in the center console beneath the gear shifter and is used to operate the navigation system and other functions displayed on the info screen (audio system, climate control, etc.). Lexus says the Remote Touch was designed to be "simple to understand, intuitive to use and likely to cause the least distraction from the job of driving." When Autoblog had a chance to take a quick drive in the RX 450h earlier this year, the verdict was "If you've used a mouse, you're good to go." The feature comes standard on the SE-I and SE-L models and can be added to SE grade vehicles. At $42,535 for the most basic model, shouldn't all RX 450h SUVs come with the mouse?
There's a video featuring Remote Touch after the jump.