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Video: The Lexus LS+ Concept Demonstrates Self-Driving Technology

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TheLexus LS+ Concept launched last night at the Tokyo Motor Show, and here we have a video that shows off its automated driving technology:

The LS+ Concept is a glimpse at the future of the flagship model — Lexus expects to have this self-driving highway mode, presumably with similar design styling cues, in production by 2020.

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krew
Not faulting your logic, just wondering the greater purpose. Fuel Cell version of an existing car is :relieved::zzz:



Next-generation IS is interesting, if a little premature. Have to figure the current model will be on sale for the next two years. Honestly, hoping for an EV.
Nomenclature for FC could be easily twisted around in a few ways in regards to meaning, but LF-FC translating to LS-FC makes sense. I don't know what is happening really, but based on that Tokyo Supra lie and what not, I won't trust them to debut anything like an F model.
krew
Not faulting your logic, just wondering the greater purpose. Fuel Cell version of an existing car is :relieved::zzz:



Next-generation IS is interesting, if a little premature. Have to figure the current model will be on sale for the next two years. Honestly, hoping for an EV.
Nomenclature for FC could be easily twisted around in a few ways in regards to meaning, but LF-FC translating to LS-FC makes sense. I don't know what is happening really, but based on that Tokyo Supra lie and what not, I won't trust them to debut anything like an F model.
Carmaker1
Well, then why did Lexus out of the blue trademark "LS-FC Concept" in the spring and since then has had nothing to show for it, the past 6 months? Until maybe now that is.

Toyota trademarked FT-4X around this time last fall, which debuted in New York roughly 6 months later in April. It sounds like I am being unusually pessimistic, but after the Siracha sauce nonsense last year, I wouldn't put it past them.

For all we know, "FC" could have much different meaning. Maybe that would explain these LS-related rumours. We heard about LC-F, then that went quiet. Now it's LS-F. The next generation IS was rumoured to be previewed soon by one of BMW's two marketing "insiders" very recently, something I barely just remembered. I have to look for his quote ASAP, just to reconfirm what I heard.

I think NAIAS would be the performance models, but shown very early like is the case with F models.
Carmaker1
Nomenclature for FC could be easily twisted around in a few ways in regards to meaning, but LF-FC translating to LS-FC makes sense. I don't know what is happening really, but based on that Tokyo Supra lie and what not, I won't trust them to debut anything like an F model.
First off, we must never talk again about the Sriracha IS. :mad:

I don't know how much to read into this, but my own interactions with Lexus executives suggest the Tokyo show will be a subdued affair. A fuel-cell version of the LS would fit into that. I rarely ask about future product, as it's more fun to decipher the tea leaves than to know the exact recipe.

If true, and Lexus does release a LS-FC Concept, it's a missed opportunity to build momentum going into 2018. Another version of the only new car released this year?
Carmaker1
Well, then why did Lexus out of the blue trademark "LS-FC Concept" in the spring and since then has had nothing to show for it, the past 6 months? Until maybe now that is.

Toyota trademarked FT-4X around this time last fall, which debuted in New York roughly 6 months later in April. It sounds like I am being unusually pessimistic, but after the Siracha sauce nonsense last year, I wouldn't put it past them.

For all we know, "FC" could have much different meaning. Maybe that would explain these LS-related rumours. We heard about LC-F, then that went quiet. Now it's LS-F. The next generation IS was rumoured to be previewed soon by one of BMW's two marketing "insiders" very recently, something I barely just remembered. I have to look for his quote ASAP, just to reconfirm what I heard.

I think NAIAS would be the performance models, but shown very early like is the case with F models.
Carmaker1
Nomenclature for FC could be easily twisted around in a few ways in regards to meaning, but LF-FC translating to LS-FC makes sense. I don't know what is happening really, but based on that Tokyo Supra lie and what not, I won't trust them to debut anything like an F model.
First off, we must never talk again about the Sriracha IS. :mad:

I don't know how much to read into this, but my own interactions with Lexus executives suggest the Tokyo show will be a subdued affair. A fuel-cell version of the LS would fit into that. I rarely ask about future product, as it's more fun to decipher the tea leaves than to know the exact recipe.

If true, and Lexus does release a LS-FC Concept, it's a missed opportunity to build momentum going into 2018. Another version of the only new car released this year?


http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/19317817/

Lexus Premieres 'LS+ Concept' Flagship with Eye toward
Application of Automated Driving Technologies in 2020

10th Anniversary of 'F' Sports Models Commemorated with Limited Editions


Toyota City, Japan (October 25, 2017)―Lexus premiered to the world today its automated-driving-capable "LS+ Concept" concept vehicle at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017*1. It also unveiled at the show limited editions of the "RC F" and "GS F", commemorating the 10th anniversary of Lexus "F" sports models.

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*2. 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.

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.

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. 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.
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.
  • 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.



















http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/19317817/

Lexus Premieres 'LS+ Concept' Flagship with Eye toward
Application of Automated Driving Technologies in 2020

10th Anniversary of 'F' Sports Models Commemorated with Limited Editions


Toyota City, Japan (October 25, 2017)―Lexus premiered to the world today its automated-driving-capable "LS+ Concept" concept vehicle at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017*1. It also unveiled at the show limited editions of the "RC F" and "GS F", commemorating the 10th anniversary of Lexus "F" sports models.

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*2. 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.

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.

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. 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.
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.
  • 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.

















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?
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?
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...
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 sign 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 sign 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 Showcases Self-Driving LS Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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The concept also showcases the future design direction for the Lexus brand.
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The concept also showcases the future design direction for the Lexus brand.
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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 my 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 are 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.
What a surprise it was this morning to see this concept posted.

Anyone who has seen my posts on the LS thread knows my 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 are 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
Now reduce the trunk and the rear doors
Keep the front and rear lights
Call it GS
View attachment 2615 View attachment 2614 View attachment 2613 The vertical OLED bar sequential turn signals up front is definitely a really cool feature!

Also this aggressive sharp line in the grill mesh has really grown on me, it’s reslly different!
View attachment 2615 View attachment 2614 View attachment 2613 The vertical OLED bar sequential turn signals up front is definitely a really cool feature!

Also this aggressive sharp line in the grill mesh has really grown on me, it’s reslly different!
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???

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