CES 2013: Lexus press conference live blog

Join CNET for live coverage as Lexus shows off its latest auto technology

  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 6:55:21 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 6:56:27 PM
    Welcome to Lexus press conference...
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 6:56:31 PM
    Getting ready to roll
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 6:56:52 PM
    At the Lexus conference, two LS sedans on stage, one covered in crazy sensors.
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 6:57:31 PM
    The array on top of the LS looks similar to, but smaller than, that on the Google autonomous cars
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 6:57:40 PM
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 6:58:30 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 6:59:43 PM
    The logo on the car says 'Integrated Safety', which seems like the direction these new technologies are pointed.
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:00:36 PM
    Here comes Mark Templin, VP, general manager, Lexus
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:01:13 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:01:16 PM
    Says he's really excited to be here. Introducing other executives.
  • Ivy 1/7/2013 7:01:25 PM
    How can i watch live
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:01:36 PM
  • Antuan Goodwin 1/7/2013 7:01:44 PM
    @Ivy CNET's live steam is starting now.
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:01:49 PM
    Grim, bringing up highway death stats.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:01:49 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Today marks first time Lexus came to CES. talking about car crashes, saying the cause is often distracted driving.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:02:07 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:02:09 PM
    Goal: to eliminate fatalities
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:02:18 PM
    All as windup to autonomous features
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:02:28 PM
    In Nov. opened transportation proving grounds.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:02:29 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:02:42 PM
    Today, we lift veil on advance safety research vehicle
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:02:48 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:02:57 PM
    LS research vehicle shown here to give a peak at safety tech
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:03:16 PM
    Says traffic safety is "holistic blend" ..says strategy has many components
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:03:18 PM
    Big emphasis on safety
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:03:19 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:03:22 PM
    pre-collision features.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:03:23 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:03:28 PM
    passive safety features
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:03:46 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:03:48 PM
    In future, this may turn into fully autonomous car.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:03:52 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:04:03 PM
    May evolve into fully autonomous car, but not assured
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:04:16 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:04:24 PM
    Says the driver must be fully engaged...the vision is not a car that drives itself but one equipped with intelligent co-pilot
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:04:27 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:04:28 PM
    De-emphasizing driverless cars
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:04:41 PM
    Automated tech make driving easier. Helps decision process and overall safety process.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:04:50 PM
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:04:59 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:05:06 PM
    'skillful driver means safer driver' seems like an obvious correlation
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:05:21 PM
    "Safety, confidence and driver enjoyment," he calls it
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 7:05:39 PM
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