SOPHISTICATED NEW SAFETY FEATURES ON LEXUS LS 500

2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport
Lexus has introduced additional driving assistance and advanced pre-collision support in its LS 500 flagship.

World-first technology can pinpoint the location of a pedestrian and automatically control the car’s steering and braking. The position of the pedestrian is shown in an animated graphic on the vehicle’s head-up display, aiding the driver’s intuitive recognition of the situation.

If the car calculates that brake control alone will be insufficient to avoid a collision, it can provide steering assistance in addition to activating an alert and applying the brakes.

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When active steering assist is deployed, the car will only move within a clearly marked lane. The system automatically checks for any vehicles including motorcycles.

Other new safety features help the car stay in its correct lane and to warn the driver of the possibility of collisions with vehicles approaching diagonally or from either side at intersections.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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