With the name “Lexus Electrified”, the luxury brand of Toyota group, summarises his vision of the future of mobility. A future that rests on the solid foundation of the know-how acquired with the development of its range “Hybrid Electric” and that now with the technology of Lexus Electrified allows the integrated control of the powertrain, the steering system, the braking and suspension, thus obtaining the maximum technological potential.
“Thanks to this technology, we are able to control the driving force to provide an ideal posture of the vehicle in all driving conditions – explain the designers – The objective of Lexus is to continue to offer its customers the maximum in terms of safety and driving pleasure.
For this, Lexus will bring to market in 2020, its first electric vehicle, the UX 300e, to meet the growing needs of different markets around the world, including the development of vehicles, Hev, Phev, Bev and Fcev.
later, Lexus has plans to expand its range of electric vehicles, we will launch our first Lexus Phev and a new platform, Bev is dedicated to the beginning of this decade.”
At the Geneva motor show, cancelled following the outbreak of the Covid-19, the japanese house would have presented the crossover, 100% electric UX 300e , the convertible LC 500 Convertible and sedan ES that leads to the debut in the Old Continent, the exterior mirrors are virtual.
The spotlight would, however, been focused on the concept car LF-30 Electrified, which allows to anticipate that in 2030, the mark japanese is to propose to its customers by combining the best of technology, Bev with the functionality of the autonomous guide.
Here, then, is that to look futuristic, are combined with advanced solutions like the cockpit based on a design that is “human-centred”, the system Steer-by-Wire and electric motors individual to each wheel.
Style and functionality can be found, for example, in the opacity of the crystals in the side-individually adjustable, in the coloration of the front, and the luminescence of the shell, which help to identify from the outside if the vehicle is in a normal mode or autonomous guide.
the body of The LF-30 Electrified is then emphasized by the paint “Voltaic Sky”, which uses an innovative coating metallic of the latest generation, able to offer a high quality and characterized by a touch by the hues of green and blue.
The cockpit human-centered is the result of an advanced concept called “Tazuna” and thanks to its interfaces of new generation, including Gesture Control and an innovative display of information through augmented reality (Ar), all the controls are concentrated on the driver that, for example, can activate the navigation, the audio system and the selection of the driving mode, simply with the voice.
Even the front passenger has a large display with commands and controls at your fingertips and can be activated with the system Gesture Control, while the rear seats with the technology muscle artificial, that adjusts the sitting height of the occupant, provide various feature to travel to all the guests, accompanied by the notes of the audio system Mark Levinson with the speakers placed a little’ everywhere for a sound environment custom.
The roof “Glass Roof” above the rear seats is equipped with voice control and a display with “Skygate” with control of the movements that exploits the augmented reality to display different types of information and offer the beautiful view of the starry sky, incredibly realistic, in addition to video clips and, at the request of the passengers.
Moreover, the interiors are made of sustainable materials to reduce the impact on the environment, cedar is burned, or Yakisugi, the ancient japanese technique of preserving wood, in this case used on the platform and on the steering wheel, while the recycled metal transformed into fibers gave life to the coating pleated door.
On the front of the performance of the LF-30 Electrified, equipped with the integrated control of electric motors (one per wheel) that adjusts the power supplied to adapt the behavior of the car to the needs of the driver.
The independent control of the individual wheels will then allow you to better manage the front-wheel drive, the rear one, or the integral with respect to the various driving conditions.
The system Steer-by-Wire eliminates the connection of a mechanical type providing maximum flexibility to the steering control and a better feeling to the stress of the driver.
As a vehicle for Bev of the latest generation, the LF-30 Electrified benefits from the technology of wireless charging for daily supplies of electricity simplified to the maximum, while the energy management based on artificial intelligence allows the optimum distribution and programmable electricity so the car as to the home network.
The concept car is supplemented by the “Lexus Airporter”, a drone to support that using an independent controller, is able to perform various tasks, such as carrying luggage from the front door up to the trunk.
Finally, thanks to the more recent evolution of the technology, “Lexus Teammate” help stand-alone, the LF-30 Electrified functions provides support to the rail as the mode Chauffeur mode, and the Guardian, while the maximum relaxation to the occupants while driving automated there is the program of Posture Control.
there is even the feature of self parking and the “Front Door " Pickup”, that port independently of the car from the street up to the door of the house.
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