The New 2018 Lexus LS will have innovative technical innovations to make pedestrians safer when they are crossing streets. The model has an advanced safety bundle as a standard feature, which comprises radar and a stereo camera to look out for potential hazards.
If the safety suite detects a pedestrian in the vicinity of the front of the car while it is travelling between 7 mph and 50 mph, an alert automatically appears in the driver’s field of vision through a head-up display, so that the motorist can take pre-emptive action to avert a collision. In the event that the driver is not fast enough to react, the car will trigger the automatic emergency braking system (AEB) which will make an attempt to either stop or decrease the speed of the car. If there are no other potential hazards in the area, the car might even attempt to steer around the pedestrian.
In case an accident occurs in spite of all these actions, the hood of the vehicle is designed to lift slightly at the base of the car’s windshield, making it absorb some of the impact and thus minimizing the possibility of head trauma.
There are many high-end models with automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance features, but the swerve function is one that has not been seen in any other model so far.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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