Lexus Ls Advanced Safety Technology Coming To Other Models In 2018

Lexus LS Advanced Safety Technology Coming to Other Models in 2018

According to Automotive News, the advanced safety technologies that debuted with the new LS 500 will start making their way into other Lexus models in 2018.

Currently, the fifth-generation is the only Lexus model equipped with Lane Trace Assist and Pedestrian Alert with Active Steering Assist. The flagship also has freshly upgraded pre-collision systems and parking assist functionality.

2018 Lexus Nx Pricing And Specsprice Rises Bring New Looks And More Safety Gear Across The Range

2018 Lexus NX pricing and specsPrice rises bring new looks and more safety gear across the range

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers.

The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018. The NX300 (formerly NX200t) is still powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 175kW and 350Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Revised 2017 Lexus Is Sedan Earns Iihs Top Safety Pick+ Award

Revised 2017 Lexus IS Sedan Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

A revision to the 2017 Lexus IS hasearned the sedan a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Lexus reinforced the IS front end as part of last year’s refresh, but was unable to score higher than Acceptable in the small-overlap front test. A second revision in June 2017 has improved the score to Good, leading to the IIHS top safety honors. See for yourself, here’s video of the crash test:

Subaru Crosstrek And Wrx Earn Top Safety Honors

Subaru Crosstrek and WRX Earn Top Safety Honors

The Subaru Crosstrek and WRX have both earned IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards.

Both models have been redesigned for the 2018 model year, and both qualify for the top award from IIHS when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. In addition to earning good crashworthiness ratings across the board, the Crosstrek’s optional front crash prevention earns a superior rating. In IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, a Crosstrek equipped with Subaru’s EyeSight system avoided collisions. It also has a forward collision warning system that meets NHTSA criteria.

Tokyo Olympics Triathlon Site With E. Coli At 21 Times Over Safety Limit

Tokyo Olympics triathlon site with E. coli at 21 times over safety limit

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A recent water quality survey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics triathlon venue found E. coli bacteria at concentrations up to 21 times the level permitted by the sport's governing body, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the events' organizing committee said Wednesday.

The metropolitan officials attributed the excessive reading to a record rainfall in the Japanese capital in August -- 21 consecutive days of rain -- as precipitation exceeding the processing capacity of sewage facilities can cause sewage water diluted by rain to be discharged into the ocean.

Tokyo Olympics Triathlon Site With E. Coli At 21 Times Over Safety Limit

Tokyo Olympics triathlon site with E. coli at 21 times over safety limit

A recent water quality survey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics triathlon venue found E. coli bacteria at concentrations up to 21 times the level permitted by the sport's governing body, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the events' organizing committee said Wednesday.

The metropolitan officials attributed the excessive reading to a record rainfall in the Japanese capital in August -- 21 consecutive days of rain -- as precipitation exceeding the processing capacity of sewage facilities can cause sewage water diluted by rain to be discharged into the ocean.

Tepco Reactors Clear Safety Review For 1st Time After Fukushima

Tepco reactors clear safety review for 1st time after Fukushima

Two reactors in Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant cleared government safety standards on Wednesday, becoming the first of the utility's idled units to pass tightened screening.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority endorsed at its meeting a draft document that serves as certification that Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Nos. 6 and 7 reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power station have met the new, stricter safety standards introduced after the Fukushima disaster.

Toyota Improves 2018 Camry's Headlights, Automatic Braking, Earns Iihs Top Safety Rating

Toyota improves 2018 Camry's headlights, automatic braking, earns IIHS top safety rating

The 2018 Toyota Camry has improved in many, many ways. It's actually both engaging to drive in a straight line and in corners, and it has styling that can raise your heart rate. But for consumers, two of the most important upgrades are the headlights and automatic emergency braking, which have improved enough to earn the Camry the IIHS's highest safety rating, Top Safety Pick +.

According to the IIHS, every model of Camry has headlights that are at least "Acceptable," the second-highest rating from the organization, and there are turning headlights available that earn the highest rating of "Good." This is a significant improvement over the previous generation, which had four variations of headlights, only one of which was rated "Acceptable." Another set was rated "Marginal," and two sets of LED lights were rated "Poor."

Honda Odyssey Gets Top Safety Ratings In Insurance, Government Crash Tests

Honda Odyssey gets top safety ratings in insurance, government crash tests

Honda's redesigned 2018 Odyssey minivan picked up a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Odyssey joins the Chrysler Pacifica as the only minivans to receive the IIHS's coveted award.

Honda won the Top Safety Pick+ designation via the addition of its Sensing braking system and improved LED headlights to the 2018 model, its fifth generation. The Odyssey won "good" ratings across the five crashworthiness tests, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front and side impact. It also won a superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable rating for the LED reflector headlights that feature on Elite and Touring trim lines, which automatically switch between high and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

Videos: The New Lexus Ls Semi-autonomous Safety Systems In Action

Videos: The New Lexus LS Semi-Autonomous Safety Systems in Action

Japanese website Car Watch has posted extensive video demonstrations of the new Lexus LS Safety System + A, and the tech here is very impressive.

Lexus CoDrive adds Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) to assist steering the driver on highways. It coordinates with the LS’s HUD and multi-information display to clearly notify the driver of the state of support provided.