Lexus LS Models Now Feature The Advanced Pre-Collision Safety System

Lexus LS Models Now Feature The Advanced Pre-Collision Safety System

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
29 Nov 2013

A-PCS includes a system that combines information from millimeter wave radar, near infrared projectors and a stereo camera o help sense a wide range of obstacles whether its day or night. The A-PCS night detection capabilities are key enhancements to the effectiveness of this system since some pedestrian collisions occur after dark. The system provides enhanced recognition logic for analyzing images from stereo cameras. It helps detect moving as well as stationary pedestrians.

If A-PCS determines that the possibility of a collision is high, the system triggers or activates:

  • A warning light and buzzer
  • Brake Assist (BA) to increase braking force when the driver presses the brake pedal
  • Steering assist via Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) to help improve the vehicle’s response
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) to stiffen the dampers to help control nose drive
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system to help increase vehicle control during an evasive maneuver.

At speeds lower than 24 miles per hour, this technology helps the LS to avoid accidents by automatically bringing the LS to a full stop if the driver does not take any corrective actions.

A-PCS is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. This system is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors. These available advanced technology bells and whistles may be silent, but they can help assist LS drivers day or night.

Credits: Oneshift News Team

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