Lexus has announced that introduction of the new Lexus Safety System + package, which is a of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds.
Lexus has announced that introduction of the new Lexus Safety System + package, which is a of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. Lexus says that the package will be introduced starting in 2015 with a goal of rolling it out across all Lexus models in Japan, North America and Europe by the end of 2017.
The Lexus Safety System + package uses a millimeter-wave radar with a camera for active safety technologies, like the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beam.
The Pre-Collision system uses radar and a camera to detect pedestrians and vehicles. To help prevent or mitigate collisions, the system activates an audio and visual alert in addition to brake assist, followed by automated braking if the driver does not brake in time. The Lane Departure Alert system alerts the driver if it detects that the vehicle has started to deviate from a lane with an audio-visual alert and steering wheel vibration. Some vehicles are also equipped with Lane Keep Assist, which controls power steering to make it easier for the driver to remain within lane markings. Automatic High Beam automatically switches between high beams and low beams so as not to dazzle other drivers and Radar Cruise Control uses radar to ensure that there is a safe distance between vehicles.