Lexus said it will introduce digital side-view mirrors on its new ES sedan in Japan next month. The Toyota Group’s premium brand will install small exterior cameras on the front doors of the vehicle. These will give drivers a clearer view of the car’s surroundings than traditional side-view mirrors. Lexus said they will also be Read More..
Toyota and Lexus will use Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems to connect cars in the US, starting with the 2021 model year. The goal is to adopt the car-to-car communication protocol across most of the brands’ models by the mid-2020s. Toyota said adoption of the communication technology will let vehicles’ intelligent systems collaborate more broadly Read More..
Lexus is offering high-speed wifi connectivity inside its new IS sedan in a sign that all premium car makers want to be competitive in the connectivity arena. The luxury brand, which is part of the Toyota Group, said its new Lexus Hotspot system is always available and activated whenever the car is switched on. Up Read More..
The 2014 Las Vegas CES will, as usual, be the first major consumer electronics event of the new year, starting with a press day January 6 and running through January 10, 2014. The annual gathering, the largest of its kind in North America, will focus heavily on consumer electronics, but several major automakers and suppliers Read More..
Increasingly sophisticated driver-assistance technologies will gradually make autonomous driving a reality, according to Robert Bosch. “Fully autonomous driving will come about one step at a time,” said Gerhard Steiger, president of the Chassis Systems Control division of the German automotive supplier. Bosch builds and markets a range of driver-assistance technologies, including adaptive cruise control, ESP, Read More..
LAS VEGAS — A research vehicle based on the Lexus LS showed the direction safety technologies are likely to take in coming years, Toyota said. The Japanese carmaker showed a vehicle that is equipped with a range of futuristic-looking technologies aimed at making driving safer and at times relieving the driver of some responsibilities. But Read More..
PARIS – Lexus will forego voice control and touchscreen technology in the new basic version of its in-car infotainment system, a senior European official said Friday. In an interview withÂ automotiveIT at the auto show here, Leonardo Carluccio, senior brand manager for Lexus Europe, said Lexus will offer voice recognition as an option on higher-spec versions Read More..
TomTom has signed agreements with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Lexus to offer its navigation solutions in selected models of the two carmakers. The Netherlands-based navigation specialist said buyers of Peugeot and Citroen models will have the option to include a TomTom system in their cars from 2015. The PSA agreement shows the market demand for a modular Read More..