What is Lexus Safety System+?Jul 2nd, 2022
Luxury isn’t defined by materials and price tag alone, and the peace of mind that comes with driving a Lexus is a major part of what makes it such a luxurious choice. It all starts with exceptional construction, but the inclusion of Lexus Safety System+ (or LSS+) helps elevate the safety of every vehicle bearing a Lexus badge. Read on to learn more about this exceptional suite of safety features with Alberta’s premier destination for all things luxury: Lexus of Calgary.
What Are the LSS+ Safety Features?
LSS+ is comprised of four active safety systems, while subsequent models feature upgraded LSS+ technologies. At its core, Lexus Safety System+ is a Pre-Collision System, Lane Assistance Technologies, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and the Automatic High Beam Headlamps. These systems work in concert, to ensure your safety every time you sit behind the wheel of your Lexus.
The Lexus Pre-Collision System is exactly what it sounds like, a system designed to help warn you in the event of a possible/imminent collision. Depending on the level of LSS+ found in your vehicle, this can include:
- Pre-Collision System with Daytime Pedestrian Detection (LSS+)
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian (Daytime & Low-Light) & Daytime Bicycle Detection (LSS+ 2.0)
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian (Daytime & Low-Light) & Daytime Bicycle Detection, Intersection Support & Emergency Steering Assist (LSS+ 2.5)
- Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Alert, Active Steering, Front Lateral Side Pre-Collision System & Front Cross Traffic Alert (LSS+ A)
Lane Assistance Technologies
Lexus’ Lane Assistance Technologies offer lane marking recognition, via audible alerts and steering wheel vibrations, to help ensure you stay in your lane—even offering corrective steering at the higher levels:
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LSS+)
- Lane Tracing Assist (LSS+ 2.0)
- Lane Tracing Assist with Enhanced Line & Road Recognition (LSS+ 2.5, LSS+ 3.0)
- Lexus Co-Drive (LSS+ A)
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
The Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system is an innovative new spin on cruise control. Rather than just maintain a speed, it will adjust your speed to maintain a steady, set distance between you and the vehicles ahead:
- High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (LSS+)
- All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (LSS+ 2.0)
- All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management (LSS+ 2.5)
Automatic High Beam Headlamps
All vehicles equipped with any version of LSS+ will offer Automatic High Beam Headlamps, which automatically switch from high- to low-beam lighting based on the amount of light the sensors take in—whether it be headlamps or taillamps up ahead.
What Vehicles Offer Lexus Safety System+?
All 2020 model year Lexus vehicles come standard with LSS+, with subsequent models and trims offering a variety of new features. For example, LSS+ 3.0 will be found for the first time on the 2022 Lexus NX, while the Lexus LS is currently the only model you’ll find LSS+ A on.
Other Lexus Safety Innovations
Safety innovations never stop at Lexus, which is why LSS+ continues to grow and offer new and exciting features to help you on the road. Of course, LSS+ isn’t the only safety innovation you’ll find at Lexus HQ.
Advanced Digital Crash Test
Traditional crash test dummies offer roughly 119 points of data, helping engineers pinpoint major areas where damage can occur in an accident—and subsequently, where further focus is needed. However, a new digital model shared by Lexus and a dozen other manufacturers is revolutionizing safety with the ability to simulate thousands of crashes while providing countless new data points to account for every possible outcome.
Reinforced Materials/Crumple Zones
Your Lexus isn’t just designed to avoid an accident—in the event of an accident, the reinforced materials used and strategically-placed crumple zones will help maintain the integrity of your vehicle’s cabin while also dispersing the energy from impact to less dangerous areas of the vehicle.
Advanced Driving Simulation
Lexus’ research and development facility is home to one of the most advanced driving simulators in the world, with the ability to simulate speeds of up to 260 km/h along with a 30 degree angle tilt and travel along multiple directions. By exploring every real world possibility, you can be confident in your safety—in the real world.
The LSS+ suite of advanced safety technologies is simply one of the ways driving a Lexus isn’t just smarter and safer, but more luxurious, too. To learn more about LSS+ or any of the other advanced features of your Lexus, simply stop by our Calgary dealership and speak to a member of our team.