The latest effort in driver and passenger safety for Lexus is to eliminate accidents. To do this, Lexus technicians employ the largest and most advanced driving simulator ever built.
The driving simulator, in Higashifuji, Japan, uses a high-definition imaging system to provide a full 360-degree environment of roads around the vehicle. The driver sits in a pod that is about 15 feet high and 56 feet in diameter. Inside the dome is an actual Lexus, mounted to a turntable. The pod itself runs along a set of interlocking full-motion tracks in a football-field-size room. It can tip forward or backward … Read more