No matter how diligent you are in avoiding them, unforeseen obstacles can pop up around any corner and cause great damage to your vehicle or even endanger your life. Lexus, however, is attempting to mitigate the destruction caused by these out-of-the-blue accidents with its new Advanced Pre-Collision System. Now available with the Lexus LS, this collision avoidance system is designed to bring the vehicle to a complete stop when obstacles (including animals and pedestrians) find their way into the car’s path.
A short trip in the car to the grocery store can become incredibly dangerous – even for the most conscientious driver. That’s why the editors of Up To Speed are curious to see where this type of technology takes the auto industry next. With the hype of self-parking and iPhone-synced automobiles, it seems that car manufacturers are trying to gain favor with consumers by adding increasingly sophisticated safety features to vehicles. If this is the case, Advanced Pre-Collision Systems in more cars could be beneficial for people both on and off the road. Continue reading