Lexus has always had a reputation for luxury, style, and performance. But this premium brand also takes safety very seriously, too. As well as the obligatory airbags, Lexus has spent years developing some of the most advanced, state-of-the-art safety systems so you can have complete peace of mind. Driver aids make motoring easier, with a wealth of features all working quietly in the background to make sure every journey is as safe as it can be. Let’s have a look at some of the features the Lexus Safety System includes.
The innovative Lexus Safety System+ is the most recent development of this comprehensive package. It looks at three key areas of safety and accident prevention – front collisions, unintended lane departures and night-time driving. The package addresses these danger areas with various features as well as systems that enhance the driver’s situational awareness. This can help to prevent accidents.
PCS is designed to detect other vehicles and pedestrians ahead of the vehicle. It warns the driver in time for them to change direction or brake to avoid impacts. If the driver doesn’t react in time, the intelligent system takes control of the brakes and steering to minimise any impact damage.
While most modern luxury cars in the UAE have cruise control, Lexus differs in that it’s a reactive system that can detect when you are getting too close to the vehicle in front. DRCC makes highway driving easier and more comfortable as well as safer.
One of the most common causes of accidents, especially on highways, is veering from one lane to another. In the Lexus Safety System+ package, the LDA sends discreet sound, vibration and light warnings to gently guide you back into your correct lane position. Part of the package is also Lane Trace Assist, which keeps the vehicle in the centre of the lane, smoothing out any potential over-corrections for a smoother, safer driving experience.
There’s nothing worse than being dazzled by the headlights of another vehicle when you’re driving at night. To prevent you from doing just that to oncoming drivers, AHB has sensors that automatically switch from high to dipped beam when another vehicle comes towards you. Part of the system includes AHS or Adaptive High-Beam System. This utilises a camera positioned on top of the vehicle to optimise the light pattern distribution so that you can still see the road ahead without dazzling oncoming drivers.
A common accident situation occurs when a vehicle is reversing out of a driveway or parking space. While rear-facing cameras do help the driver be aware of potential hazards behind the vehicle, they don’t always detect everything. The RCTAB uses advanced radar sensors and a Blind Spot Monitor system to warn the driver of any approaching traffic or hazards behind the vehicle. It will even apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t react in time. (select models only)
With all of these features, as well as others that enhance the driving experience, the Lexus Safety System+ is a comprehensive and intuitive package. This isn’t a safety system that ‘nags’ you when you’re driving, but instead works alongside the driver to provide additional information and lightning-fast reactions to prevent collisions.
To find out more about the Lexus Safety System, talk to one of our professional advisors at Al-Futtaim Lexus today, and book a test drive in the latest models to see for yourself how Lexus is making the driving experience safer and more enjoyable.