Designed and engineered to meet the highest safety standards, the new Lexus NX is equipped with an array of active, passive and driver assistance systems.
The active safety package includes All Speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), newly adopted cornering lamps and Head-Up Display (HUD).
The NX is equipped with daytime running lamps (DRL), a rear view camera and front and rear fog lamps as well as numerous electronic safety features. These include Emergency Brake Signal, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) plus traction control, ABS with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
All-Speed Adaptive Cruise Control
An improved All-Speed Following Function built into the Adaptive Cruise Control uses a Millimeter Wave Radar sensor and steering sensors to recognize the vehicle travelling ahead and maintain a safe distance from it, even if it comes to a complete stop.
Lane Keep Assist
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) with steering control warns the driver with a buzzer if the system judges the vehicle is about to cross the lane markings without using the turn signals, and assists steering to avoid lane departure.
Automatic High Beam
Automatic High Beam (AHB) uses the same windscreen-mounted camera to detect both on-coming and leading traffic, automatically switching the headlamps to high beam when the road ahead is clear. The system will switch to low beam to prevent dazzling other road users and restore high beam when there are no vehicles ahead.
Advanced Pre-Crash Safety system
The multi-layer-strategy PCS uses a millimeter-wavelength radar sensor in the radiator grille to detect vehicles and other obstacles. The radar sensor provides distance measurement for the all-speed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
PCS detects a possible collision between the vehicle and an obstacle, such as a vehicle ahead. If the system assumes a collision is imminent, it activates Pre-Crash Brake to either avoid the collision or reduce collision impact by significant deceleration performance.
The new Lexus NX is equipped with eight SRS airbags, including a dual stage driver’s airbag, dual-stage and dual-chamber front passenger airbag, driver knee air bag, front passenger cushion airbag, front-seat side airbags and full length side curtain-shield airbags.
Pedestrian protection includes an energy-absorbing structure for the hood and the fender mounting bracket as well as an impact-absorbing structure for the cowl. Energy absorbing material has been adopted in front of the bumper and under the radiator support to protect pedestrians’ legs.