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Toyota turns to ‘guardian angel’ self-driving cars

Toyota turns to ‘guardian angel’ self-driving cars But as-needed assistive driving has more promise for the near future because of the challenge of switching quickly from fully autonomous to driver-back-in-control.There Toyota announced the guardian-angel project, reiterated its long-term commitment to fully autonomous driving, and said Toyota will use three R&D facilities in the US, including a new facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It won’t be the last time: Over-the-air glitch bricks Lexus infotainment

Blame the weather: Lexus says that “errant data from our traffic and weather service provider” bricked the infotainment systems of recent Lexus vehicles.And the Lexus Enform infotainment system is generally held in high regard within the industry for its relatively easy user interface.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Right now, Apple CarPlay looks about the same on a $25,000 Chevrolet Cruze (image above) and a $60,000 Audi, to the annoyance of all automakers.Currently, if you have CarPlay, your only navigation choice is Apple Maps; similarly, if you have Android Auto, the only choice is Google Maps.

A hotter, hybridized Lexus LC sports car may be coming in 2018

A hotter, hybridized Lexus LC sports car may be coming in 2018 It was all but assured that Lexus would introduce a more potent version of its concept-like LC sports car, and now, thanks to a trademark application, we are close to having proof.So maybe the LC 500h is the car that would satisfy the requirement for a faster car.

New LS will get the most advanced hybrid drivetrain Lexus has ever developed

New LS will get the most advanced hybrid drivetrain Lexus has ever developed The hybrid version of the brand-new 2018 Lexus LS will be presented to the public next month during the Geneva Auto Show.Named LS 500h, the gasoline-electric model will serve as a more fuel efficient alternative to the standard, V6-powered LS 500.

The 2018 LC 500 isn't another Toyota dressed for the ball, it's Lexus reborn

The 2018 LC 500 isn't another Toyota dressed for the ball, it's Lexus reborn Now, depending on your point of view, the LC 500 is either breathtaking or barf-inducing — but that’s a good thing.5-liter V6 outfits the LC 500h hybrid model, which itself features a newly developed multi-stage hybrid system.

Lexus’ Sports Yacht may be just a concept or it could be a market test

Lexus’ Sports Yacht may be just a concept or it could be a market test Now we can add Lexus to the gang with the Lexus Sports Yacht, which was recently introduced at the Miami International Boat Show.Dream bigger and get the matching yacht The 42-foot Lexus Sports Yacht is constructed of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CRFP), a material used in race cars and supercars.

This insane Lexus covered in 41,999 LEDs is basically a drivable billboard

This insane Lexus covered in 41,999 LEDs is basically a drivable billboard ) to ogle, but no vehicle has sucked me into its tractor beam quite like Lexus' LIT IS sedan.) is what happens when you cover a 2017 IS's entire body with 41,999 programmable LEDs.

3 companies that actually built real-life hoverboards

3 companies that actually built real-life hoverboards Here are three companies that have made functional hoverboards, to varying levels of success.The Hendo board is a fun side project that serves as a proof of concept for the MFA system.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible. The deathwatch for manual transmissions started more than a decade ago, when the first cars began to deliver better EPA results with automatic transmissions than with stick shifts.Even BMW sees the change to automatics coming, especially as some BMW engines approach 500 hp — something its manual gearboxes can’t easily handle.