When Lane Tracing Assist is activated, it alerts the driver of possible lane or road deviations and helps assist steering to avoid them. In addition, while driving on highways and automobile-only roads with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with full speed range) activated, it helps assist steering to keep the vehicle in the lane.
In addition to maintaining a constant speed, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses the radar and camera sensors to detect a vehicle driving ahead and maintain an appropriate distance between vehicles.
The system detects the headlamps of oncoming vehicles, tail lamps of preceding vehicles, and brightness of the surrounding area. When it detects a vehicle within the area illuminated by the high beams, it disables/enables 24 LEDs on each side to minutely adjust the lit and unlit areas, optimizing light distribution. By partially blocking light from the high-beam headlamps so that they don’t directly project onto a preceding or oncoming vehicle, the system helps contribute to safe driving at night.
While driving on highways and freeways, and on roads without white or yellow edge lines, LTA alerts the driver of possible lane or road deviations and helps assist steering to avoid them. If it determines the vehicle may deviate from the lane on a sharp curve or in other circumstances, it displays a caution and encourages appropriate steering inputs. In addition, when Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with full speed range) is activated, it helps assist steering to avoid lane departure.
When the millimeter-wave radar and monocular camera sensors detect a vehicle ahead, a pedestrian during the day or at night, or a cyclist during the day*1 and determine that a collision is likely, it alerts the driver and activates pre-collision brake assist when the driver depresses the brake pedal. If the driver cannot depress the brake pedal, it activates the pre-collision brakes to help avoid a collision or mitigate the impact force.
The LS features dual-stage SRS airbags (Front seats), SRS knee airbags (Front seats), SRS side airbags (Front and outboard rear seats) and SRS curtain shield airbags (Front and rear seats). SRS seat cushion airbags (Outboard rear seats) are also available for the power rear seats.
When the rear seat is unoccupied, it automatically reclines in tandem with shift operation. If the headrest is raised, it also lowers to provide a wide field of view in the interior mirror.
Video that provides the driver with an imageof the vehicle as if viewed from above is displayed on the 12.3-inch EMV (Electro Multi-Vision) display. It helps the driver to check conditions around the vehicle that are difficult to see in real time.
The system helps the driver intuitively understand warnings and take action to avoid potential hazards with animations and information projected on the large 24-inch (600x150mm) display. The screen is divided into different areas to effectively bring information to the driver’s attention including cautions and warnings, driving support, road signs, vehicle speed, navigation and other information.