Before driving, I had a quick chat with Eric Shepherd, the president of Rolls-Royce North America. He was keen to point out what he called the "effortlessness" of luxury features like the navigation integration. I couldn't help but press him on the tech. How does such an advanced transmission fit into the Rolls-Royce ethos?
As well-polished spokesmen tend to be, he kept it close to the chest, saying, "seamless integration relates the Rolls-Royce experience." I brushed this off as PR-speak. As it turns out, it's not.