Tuesday, 12 Oct, 2010 Technology

Lexus Unveils the Most Advanced Driving Simulator in Car-Making Industry


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Engineers from the luxury vehicle division of the famous Japanese car manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation, Lexus, are carry out safety tests of new vehicles using the world's most advanced driving simulator.

Lexus decided to present its driving simulator to the public as part of the company's new advertising campaign.

It is worth mentioning that the device can be found on the Toyota research campus in Japan. The driving simulator has a Lexus LS 460 installed on top of a turntable on a 15-foot-high domed structure that moves in all directions.

With the help of a track system, the car can tip forward, backwards, and side-to-side. In addition, according to the engineers, the device can simulate cornering, handling, and speeds the reach 186mph in a 360-degree road environment, informs Fast Company.

According to Dave Nordstrom, Lexus's vice president of marketing, a number of Lexus safety features were developed after the company's specialists carried out a number of tests on the new driving simulator.

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