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Lexus to launch autopilot car that dispenses hands behind the wheel

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Lexus to launch autopilot car that dispenses hands behind the wheel

Lexus is working on an autopilot car in which the driver does not even need to have his hands behind the wheel.

The car will be launched this year and, due to its characteristics, it is expected to be a competitor equal to Tesla vehicles.

The competition for the title of best autonomous car is gradually becoming evident.

In this segment we have Tesla, as one of the most well-known brands, but other names, so far associated with traditional cars, have revealed their models that make a fair front to Elon Musk's cars.

Lexus will launch an autonomous car this year that doesn't need hands behind the wheel

The Toyota brand is preparing an autopilot car to be launched as early as 2020. Through the autopilot system, the vehicle will be able to make lane changes and overtaking, without the need to take your hands behind the wheel.

In interview given last week, Lexus President Koji Sato said the vehicle will be launched this year 2020, and will come equipped with a new automatic steering device Highway Teammate.

Lexus to launch autopilot car that dispenses hands behind the wheel

Toyota's Teammate Highway System.

The Highway Teammate system will make the car capable of changing lanes and overtaking. However, like other competitors, it will only work on previously mapped roads.

Sato says, however, that this model will be a “hands off but not eyes off. That is, although the hands may be out of the wheel, the eyes should continue to focus on the road.

The fact that it is possible not to have your hands behind the wheel already puts this system in front of the Tesla autopilot, where it is mandatory to keep your hands on the wheel.

For now there is no more official information about this new Lexus car.

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