Video: Lexus LS Semi-Autonomous Driving Demonstration

Lexus LS Ultrasonic Blue

This is some very cool stuff — the Nikkei newspaper in Japan has a first look at the semi-autonomous technology in the new Lexus LS:

There’s a demonstration of pedestrian collison avoidance and the lane change assist, along with a brief look at the new Front Cross Traffic Alert can be seen on the Heads Up Display:

Lexus Front Cross Traffic Alert

It’s not all safety either — this is the first appearance of the LS F SPORT in what looks to be Ultrasonic Blue, and we also get to see a new wheel design:

Lexus LS New Wheel Design