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New Lexus LS

Has anyone seen the commercial for the new lexus ls? Looks like the have a parking assist that is virtually automatic. Click he link and then under the technology tab click advanced parking! Geeze we are getting lazy but sure looks cool!

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Re: New Lexus LS

The side profile shot kind of reminds me of a BMW. The wrap around taillights too. The 8 speed auto... pretty swanky!

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Here's how it works.

1. You drive past a parking spot at 12mph or less. The four rear and six front sonar sensors detect the cars, and the gap between them.

2. Putting the car into reverse activates the wide-angle backup camera. There's a little button on the bottom of the screen that looks like a car parking. Hit it. If the spot is more than 6.5 feet longer than the car itself, the car enters Advanced Parking Guidance System mode. This is where the magic happens.

3. Crawl backwards, keeping your foot on the brake. If you touch the gas, or the wheel, the mode shuts itself off. Make sure to stay under 2.5mph, or it'll shut off, too. The wheel, as you can see from the video above, spins itself like its being ghost-driven. The sonar system is constantly measuring distance, beeping with more urgency as you get closer to obstacles.

4. When you're in the spot, the computer will announce that parking is complete.



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Re: New Lexus LS

Doesnt this car have an 8 speed auto to?


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Re: New Lexus LS

[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=60666.msg1032091#msg1032091 date=1161829017]
Doesnt this car have an 8 speed auto to?

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[quote author=Apocalypse link=topic=60666.msg1032073#msg1032073 date=1161828091]
If the spot is more than 6.5 feet longer than the car itself, the car enters Advanced Parking Guidance System mode.
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in other words, if the space is big enough that just about anyone could park in it without needing an auto parking system.

It also takes around 30 seconds to park the car. If some idiot is blocking me on a narrow street while he auto-parks his lexus, I think I might blow a gasket.
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[quote author=murph182 link=topic=60666.msg1033037#msg1033037 date=1161879390]
in other words, if the space is big enough that just about anyone could park in it without needing an auto parking system.[/quote]

just about anyone being the key words...ever see a blue head or woman try to parallel park? insurance rates across the country could drop drastically!


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