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Lexus Showcases Self-Driving LS Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

Lexus LS+ Concept

Lexus debuted a self-driving LS+ Concept today at the Tokyo Motor Show, let’s go straight to the press release.


Aiming to contribute to achievement of a world free of traffic casualties, Lexus has been actively introducing advanced technologies based on its Integrated Safety Management Concept. And so that all people can enjoy safe and smooth mobility and the fun of driving, Lexus has been developing automated driving technologies. It aims for application in the first half of the 2020s of its “Urban Teammate” technologies for automated driving on regular roads.

Lexus LS Plus Rear

Main features of the LS+ Concept


The LS+ Concept, equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, indicates the future image of the “LS” flagship sedan. With its advanced yet dignified styling and automated driving technologies planned for application in 2020, the LS+ Concept was developed as a model that symbolizes Lexus’ vision.

Lexus LS Concept Rear

Advanced yet dignified styling representing the future image of the “LS” flagship sedan


As a concept vehicle that suggests the future look of the LS, the LS+ Concept produces a dignified expression as a flagship and indicates the direction of next-generation Lexus design based on Lexus’ L-finesse*3 design philosophy.

Lexus LS Spindle

In addition to a boldly evolved Spindle Grille, with a large grille shutter that contributes to both improved cooling and enhanced aerodynamic performance, distinctive Lexus vision is expressed in the LS+ Concept through, among others, partly laser-lit headlamps and rear combination lamps, as well as through electronic side mirrors.

Lexus LS Rear Tail

Latest automated driving technologies


Lexus is pursuing a world in which all people can enjoy safe, smooth and untethered mobility through automated driving technologies. Specifically, it intends to make automated driving from entrance ramp to exit ramp on motor-vehicle-only roadways possible by using its “Highway Teammate” automated driving technologies, which, with an eye toward application in 2020, are featured on the LS+ Concept.

On motor-vehicle-only roadways, through appropriate recognition, judgment and operation by onboard systems in response to actual traffic conditions, these technologies can enable automated merging, lane changes and diverging, as well as keep a vehicle in its lane and maintain vehicle-to-vehicle distance.

Lexus LS Dynamic

The LS+ Concept can communicate with a data center to update its systems’ software, allowing new functions to be added. Meanwhile, AI that learns from big data, including information on roads and surrounding areas, ensures a high level of automated driving.

The car, which can learn and grow along with its users, represents a new age for the image of cars to which people can become emotionally attached.

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Lexus LS+ concept made its debut, wasn't expecting anything good from Lexus to be honest. I just knew nothing special was coming!
Lexus LS+ concept made its debut, wasn't expecting anything good from Lexus to be honest. I just knew nothing special was coming!
Gecko
Can't wait until those who hate the Lexus grill get a look at this thing...

What a strange concept. Front and rear end look years in the future while the side profile is the new LS?
Yeah, my initial reaction is somewhere meh and ewwww...
Gecko
Can't wait until those who hate the Lexus grill get a look at this thing...

What a strange concept. Front and rear end look years in the future while the side profile is the new LS?
Yeah, my initial reaction is somewhere meh and ewwww...
Gecko
Can't wait until those who hate the Lexus grill get a look at this thing...

What a strange concept. Front and rear end look years in the future while the side profile is the new LS?
Yeah, my initial reaction is somewhere meh and ewwww...
Gecko
Can't wait until those who hate the Lexus grill get a look at this thing...

What a strange concept. Front and rear end look years in the future while the side profile is the new LS?
Yeah, my initial reaction is somewhere meh and ewwww...
A glimpse at what to expect from the next spindle grill update. I think am noticing a new trend with rear tail light. First Porsche then Audi is this a sighn Lexus might be next. Lord I hope not.

Anyways I am disappointed I wanted something different for the concept. Same with Toyota too.

Now we wait for LA I guess.
A glimpse at what to expect from the next spindle grill update. I think am noticing a new trend with rear tail light. First Porsche then Audi is this a sighn Lexus might be next. Lord I hope not.

Anyways I am disappointed I wanted something different for the concept. Same with Toyota too.

Now we wait for LA I guess.
A glimpse at what to expect from the next spindle grill update. I think am noticing a new trend with rear tail light. First Porsche then Audi is this a sighn Lexus might be next. Lord I hope not.

Anyways I am disappointed I wanted something different for the concept. Same with Toyota too.

Now we wait for LA I guess.
A glimpse at what to expect from the next spindle grill update. I think am noticing a new trend with rear tail light. First Porsche then Audi is this a sighn Lexus might be next. Lord I hope not.

Anyways I am disappointed I wanted something different for the concept. Same with Toyota too.

Now we wait for LA I guess.
Lexus Cohen
Lexus LS+ concept made its debut, wasn't expecting anything good from Lexus to be honest. I just knew nothing special was coming!
Yeah that was disappointing. Now we wait for LA I guess.
Lexus Cohen
Lexus LS+ concept made its debut, wasn't expecting anything good from Lexus to be honest. I just knew nothing special was coming!
Yeah that was disappointing. Now we wait for LA I guess.
Lexus Cohen
Lexus LS+ concept made its debut, wasn't expecting anything good from Lexus to be honest. I just knew nothing special was coming!
Yeah that was disappointing. Now we wait for LA I guess.
Lexus Cohen
Lexus LS+ concept made its debut, wasn't expecting anything good from Lexus to be honest. I just knew nothing special was coming!
Yeah that was disappointing. Now we wait for LA I guess.
krew [​IMG]

The concept also showcases the future design direction for the Lexus brand.
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krew [​IMG]

The concept also showcases the future design direction for the Lexus brand.
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krew [​IMG]

The concept also showcases the future design direction for the Lexus brand.
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krew [​IMG]

The concept also showcases the future design direction for the Lexus brand.
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The front is pretty ugly IMO.
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The front is pretty ugly IMO.
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The front is pretty ugly IMO.
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The front is pretty ugly IMO.
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What a surprise it was this morning to see this concept posted.

Anyone who has seen my posts on the LS thread knows me unbelievable disappointment with the new LS, and no, I haven't seen it in the flesh but that won't change my gripes with its almost facelift-like update.

The LF-FC changed the ball game dramatically, and over here in Scotland the motoring media who normally pan and ridicule Lexus as a Toyota with a fancy badge, sat up and took notice. The LF-FC had many people drooling.

Then the LS is shown, and the aggressive front is toned down, the rear is almost unrecognizable from the concept and the side profile is ugly as sin with it's silly C/D pillar arrangement.

Fast forward to this concept, and I was expecting the new UX as widely anticipated, but this shows up instead. It makes me feel great that Lexus are still hot on the heels of the design in terms of the more aggressive front and rear, but as was pointed out, it is almost like it has been bolted onto a current LS as the side-profile is almost exactly the same. That makes it seem odd.

However the updated front and rear and good in my books, initially hard to understand, but the more I look at it the more I like it.

The front lights have a whiff of LC about them in that triangular light enclosure.

I do think that Lexus should simplify things however and put the endlessly acclaimed LF-FC into production for the proper next-gen LS.
Now reduce the trunk and the rear doors
Keep the front and rear lights
Call it GS
View attachment 2614 View attachment 2613 The vertical OLED bar sequential turn signals up front is definitely a really cool feature!
krew [​IMG]

In 2020, you can just tell your car to pass.
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The more I think about it, the more I think this concept is really cool.
Is this concept are near the real deal we will have in the 2020 facelift???
Gecko
The more I think about it, the more I think this concept is really cool.
Is this a LS or a car on top the LS? Remember rumors of a Maybach competitor?

I love the styling on this!

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