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CES 2013: Lexus press conference live blog

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  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:05:45 PM
    Systems are all designed to avoid collusions -- with vehicles, people, day or night.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:05:58 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:06:11 PM
    Templin breaks down how the new LS pre-collision system works.
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:06:18 PM
    You will hear a warning sounds. Shocks are stiffened. Automatic seatbelts activated . Applies brakes automatically
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:06:28 PM
  • Les 1/7/2013 7:06:29 PM
    THANK YOU! Can't imagine driverless cars, rather an intelligent copilot.
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:06:34 PM
    Radar, camera, and infrared projector-based
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:06:53 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:07:09 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:07:26 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:08:03 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:08:04 PM
    He's talking about different research centers -- one in Japan, one in Michigan
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:08:16 PM
    Two initiatives for safety, vehicle sensors and vehicle communication with the environemnt
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:08:16 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:08:36 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:08:40 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:08:46 PM
    This vehicle: 360 degree laser tracking. Our goal is system that constantly scans objects around it, knows green light from red and measures pitch of vehicle.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:09:10 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:09:22 PM
    He's talking about the goals, and won't say when all the sensors and technology will be ready.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:09:24 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:09:47 PM
    'Pure research project', so don't expect an autonomous car any time soon
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:09:48 PM
    "We must combine the judgement of humans with precision of machines, and that takes time."
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:09:54 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:10:04 PM
    Talking about adding driver assistance features, from parking and lane keeping to more advanced features
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:10:05 PM
    over time, there will be more integrated tasks.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:10:07 PM
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:10:23 PM
    The ultimate goal: elimination of auto fatalities
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:10:49 PM
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:10:55 PM
    He mentions how adding tech features will require trust from governments and public
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 7:11:16 PM
  • Antuan Goodwin 1/7/2013 7:11:28 PM
    What's interesting is that Lexus just discontinued its automated parking system on the LS because it was deemed too complicated for drivers. It's good to see the automaker starting with a blank state of new tech.
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:11:47 PM
    Conference ended rather abruptly, not really that much stuff here to talk about
  • wayne.cunningham 1/7/2013 7:14:09 PM
    So the upshot is that the current LS has some advanced safety features, relying on radar, cameras, and infrared projectors. The research vehicle on stage here has more advanced equipment, and is being used at the testing centers in Japan and Michigan. So, take away is that Toyota/Lexus is dedicated to high-tech safety
  • Paul Sloan 1/7/2013 7:15:21 PM
    Thanks for watching...We're closing down. Was a short press conference.
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