Intuitive Pedestrian Detection
Vehicle: 2018 Lexus LS 500 sedan
What it is: Intuitive Pedestrian Detection presumably makes it harder to mow down an errant pedestrian, available as part of the LS 500’s "advanced safety package." While the technical specifics of how it functions haven't been released, Lexus claims that "if a pedestrian is detected in the lane ahead and a collision is imminent, the LS is designed to automatically brake and potentially steer around the person while staying in the lane." In other words, using active steering assist, the LS 500 could potentially swerve to avoid hitting a wayward walker, but it's not clear yet how the system judges other, surrounding obstacles or what it counts as a "lane."