Lexus says it will further contribute to accident reduction by progressively rolling out the second-generation Lexus Safety System, enhanced from the set of active safety packages first introduced in 2015, in its line-up from 2018 in mainly Japan, North America and Europe. A spokesperson for Toyota SA has advised the new safety system will also be rolled out in SA as the package becomes available for other markets. The new system is a set of active safety packages developed to reduce accidents guided by the concept of supporting drivers under the assumption that they will drive safely and, at the same time, mitigating damage should an accident occur. It comprises several functions and its key features include a Pre-Collision System (PCS), which helps prevent and mitigate collisions with preceding vehicles or pedestrians; Lane Departure Alert (LDA), which helps prevent vehicles from departing from their lanes; and Automatic High Beam (AHB), which helps to ensure optimal forward visib...

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