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Finally, Toyota/Lexus has caught up and updated its driver assistance package such that it catches up with Acura Watch plus. Lexus driver assistance package is called Lexus Safety System+ which debuts in 2016 Lexus GS sedan and will be introduced to other models across its lineup this year or next.

Features of Acura Watch Plus :
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Road Departure Mitigation
Driver Assistance:Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low speed follow
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Departure Warning

The lane keep assistance system and the ACC w/low speed follow were the standout features of acura among the premium sedans. (Yes, german imports have this but at very high premiums)

Features of Lexus Safety System+:
Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection
Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist
Intelligent High Beam (IHB)
All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Important changes here are the 1. all-speed dynamic radar cruise control which not matches acura's acc w/lsf (essentilly, bringing the car to come to a stop and resume when a vehicle in front starts moving forward - such as in stop&go traffic) 2. the LDA with steering assist...this is now equivalent to LKAS on acura where the car is centered on the lane through steering torque above certain speeds.

I believe LSS+ will be on all models and trims soon at low cost. If acura doesn't resolve any transmission issues they have and also offer peppier models (turbo), they are going to remain in the rut they are now.

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In Canada we have AcuraWatch on all 16 models (TLX 16 will have it standard too) as a standard feature unlike you guys/girls south.
For us the ACC is on every Acura now with the higher Elite (US Advance) having the Low speed follow also!
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