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CES 2013 - Lexus Unveils Its Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle

It’s not exactly a self-driving car, but an “advanced active safety research vehicle.” While the latest from Toyota’s Lexus division features a lot of the same features as Google’s self-driving cars, the LS sedan-based vehicle is being referred to as an intelligent, attentive co-pilot. So, think less Minority Report and more Demolition Man.

The car features a roof-mounted 360-degree LIDAR system, three high-def cameras that can sense traffic signals up to 160 yards away in both the front and the sides, and multiple sensors designed to track the orientation of the car. So while Lexus insists that the driver operates the vehicle, it does seem as if the vehicle can operate itself in an emergency. Like I said, it’s the car from Demolition Man.

There’s no release date for Lexus’s newest vehicle, but it’s just another part of the new wave of automated cars that seem to be in the works.

via The Verge

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