The New LS430 - Technology | Part Five

Adaptive Front-Lighting System

The Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) substantially improves night time visibility by controlling the lighting direction of each headlamp in line with steering input and the speed of the vehicle. Lighting performance is also enhanced by the use of high intensity discharge headlamps with automatic levelling and integral cleaning system.

Lexus rear view camera

Parking manoeuvres are rendered simpler and safer with the introduction of the Lexus rear view camera. This projects an image onto the LS430’s dashboard display screen and provides visible guidelines for accurate steering into parking spaces. The same seven-inch screen displays information from the satellite navigation system.

Voice recognition and BluetoothTM

There is less need for the driver to take his or her attention off the road, as the new LS430 uses voice recognition technology that responds to around 300 different commands for the navigation, audio and air conditioning systems. Bluetooth technology allows the cable-free use of mobile telephones and personal data equipment.

Lexus Navigator satellite navigation with Electronic Traffic Avoidance

The LS430 is equipped with the touch-screen DVD-based Lexus Navigator system with full mapping and Electronic Traffic Avoidance (ETA) to provide intelligent route planning that continuously monitors traffic conditions.

With ETA, live traffic information is automatically fed into the navigation system enabling the car not only to warn the driver of a traffic problem ahead on a pre-programmed route, but also to plot a way around the congestion.

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Published 8 November 2003 Melanie Carter
 

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