Lexus LS Automated Driving

The Toyota Research Institute in Massachusetts has released a video detailing their advancements in automated driving:

There are two technologies on display here, Chauffeur and Guardian:

  • Guardian is a driver-assist system that augments existing safety technology — monitoring the environment around the vehicle, alerting the driver to potential hazards, and stepping in to assist with crash avoidance when necessary.
  • Chauffeur is Toyota’s version of Level 4/5 autonomy, where all vehicle occupants are passengers.

For a more in-depth overview of the technology that will be appearing on future Lexus models, here are the engineers at TRI discussing their vision of automated driving: