Lexus has unveiled its Lexus LS+ concept – a sedan that is capable of autonomous driving – at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The LS+ concept takes the current profile of the LS and moves it into a new generation, with a far more aggressive grille and LED with Laser headlights with a unique signature. Even the LED taillights are unique.
As for the automated driving capabilities of the Lexus LS+ concept – the aim is to make them a reality by 2020 itself, with the ability to use ‘Highway teammate’ automated driving programme. This allows the car to navigate itself on clearly marked highways from entry to exit ramp. The technology is designed for controlled highways and allows the car to drive itself, even changing lanes, merging into traffic and judging car to car distance.
The LS+ concept also communicates with a server system to upgrade its system, adding features as well as accessing data that allows it to plan routing and journeys.
Lexus also released Limited editions of its RC-F and GS-F models with composite carbon-fibre panels, a matte-grey paint and new performance shock absorbers and lightweight titanium mufflers. The interiors get a similar ‘heat blue’ treatment that combines seat leather inserts, dashboard and centre console panels along with a custom clad steering wheel.