Lexus in safety drive

Albany Extra - - Motoring - Ewan Kennedy

Lexus Aus­tralia has be­come the first ve­hi­cle mar­que to part­ner with the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment in a trial of ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies de­signed to im­prove road safety and re­duce con­ges­tion, emis­sions and fuel con­sump­tion.

Two Lexus RX 450h F Sport SUVs will be fit­ted with sen­si­tive equip­ment that will en­able them to com­mu­ni­cate with each other and with road­side in­fra­struc­ture such as traf­fic lights dur­ing a two-year trial.

The study into co-op­er­a­tive in­tel­li­gent trans­port sys­tems (C-ITS) tech­nolo­gies will in­volve the two Lexus ve­hi­cles pro­vid­ing driv­ers with early warn­ings, in­clud­ing vis­ual and au­di­ble alerts, cov­er­ing a wide range of road and traf­fic con­di­tions.

Warn­ings will in­clude alert­ing driv­ers to road haz­ards or the ex­is­tence of a crash ahead, as well as in­for­ma­tion that vul­ner­a­ble road users such as pedes­tri­ans and/or cy­clists are at a con­nected in­ter­sec­tion.

In­for­ma­tion will be shared be­tween ve­hi­cles and in­fra­struc­ture us­ing ded­i­cated short-range com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy which

The study will in­volve two Lexus RX450h F Sport SUVs pro­vid­ing driv­ers wit­h­early vis­ual and au­di­ble alerts.

State-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy is at the heart of the s a fe t y t ri a l.

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