| Advanced Parking Guidance System|
The 2007 LS is sure to become known as "the car that parks itself" thanks to Lexus' new Advanced Parking Guidance System. Buyers who want this option must also opt for the navigation system. The system includes Lexus' Intuitive Park Assist, which uses front and rear sensors to detect how close the car is to nearby objects, and adds two additional sensors to the front sides of the car. Drivers can use the Guidance System to either back into a parking spot or to parallel park. Here's how it works in a parallel parking example:
The driver pulls up to the vehicle that he intends to park behind, lining up the driver's seat with the parked vehicle's rear bumper. Next, he pulls up to the parked vehicle's front bumper and shifts to reverse, keeping his foot on the brake. After the driver presses the parallel parking button, an image from the rear backup camera pops up on the navigation screen, displaying a flag icon and putting a green or red box where the Advanced Parking Guidance System has programmed the car to park.
If the box is red, the driver must adjust the location of the box through the navigation screen until it turns green. If the box is green, the driver should still make adjustments until the flag is positioned at the left rear corner of the parked vehicle. At this time, the driver can take his hands off the steering wheel and let the car back itself into the space. The driver keeps his foot on the brake to control his reverse speed.
That's some crazy sh*t, innit?