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Lexus Safety System + Gets Upgrade for 2018

Lexus LS Safety System +

Some of the advanced safety features set to debut with the new Lexus LS will soon be added to the rest of the lineup — Lexus has announced its Safety System + will be getting an upgrade for 2018.

As before, Lexus Safety System + is built around these features:

  • Pedestrian Pre-collision System, which can help to prevent and mitigate collisions under certain conditions,
  • Lane Departure Alert, for preventing vehicles from departing from their lanes,
  • Automatic High Beams, to ensure forward visibility during nighttime driving, and
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which can adjust vehicle speed depending on the flow of traffic.

Here’s a chart detailing the differences between the first and second-generation systems:

Lexus Safety System Plus

The existing system will be upgraded in four ways:

  • The capabilities of the Pedestrian Pre-collision System has been expanded, and will now be able to detect pedestrians at night and cyclists during the day.
  • Road Sign Assist has been added, where key road signs are read by the car camera and displayed in the instrument panel.
  • Lane Tracing Assist will augment Dynamic Radar Cruise Control by using a camera to identify lines on the road and trace the path of the vehicle ahead even when lane lines cannot be recognized. This system replaces Lane Keep Assist.
  • Preceding Vehicle Departure Alert, which warns the driver waiting at a traffic light that the preceding car has departed and they need to move.

The second-gen Lexus Safety System + will begin rolling out to Lexus models starting next year, though it’s currently unclear if this upgrade will be available to all vehicles immediately.

Comments
This is awesome news... I just drove euro TSS-P recently and it worked really well... even better system like one in Lexus LS for cheap cars? Thats amazing.

they need to apply this to their infotaiment systems.
spwolf
they need to apply this to their infotaiment systems.
This has to be next. The automotive media dedicates a significant portion of their reviews to hating on Remote Touch. If Lexus fixes this, what will they complain about?
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krew
This has to be next. The automotive media dedicates a significant portion of their reviews to hating on Remote Touch. If Lexus fixes this, what will they complain about?
Oh they will find something ... I'm sure
Their infotainment is not broken nothing to fix there.
krew
This has to be next. The automotive media dedicates a significant portion of their reviews to hating on Remote Touch. If Lexus fixes this, what will they complain about?
well they can keep the interface and keep improving it as they do, but graphics need to be better... I dont even think it is a screen issue, just design one first and foremost... Toyota's too, but I think new Camry's system is better, never been in one and they did not announce new one for EU yet.
Just as an update, the second-gen LSS+ is for new vehicles going forward, no retrofitting. From a TMC spokesperson:

It’s both hardware and software that are updated. It’ll be done Model by Model as they go through minor change or life cycle adjustments or major model change, starting with first models in early 2018.

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