Nico72

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    Nick
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  • Lexus Model
    GS450H
  • Year of Lexus
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    London
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    Motorsport & Racing

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  1. This is detailed safety stuffs you just posted. Nice. I must say that if we are going to carry on with all these new safety features and keep on adding whatever we may find in the near future to reach zero fatality, very soon, we are all going to rediscover to what it will be like seating in the back seat of any new intelligent cars - which would guarantee the zero fatality (providing all vehicles are fitted with the same common technology). I would not be surprised if this happens sooner than later, we will be driven from A to B with AI technology - we would just have to say where we want to go and seat in the back only with our seat belts on (of course) - The future could be: own a car that speaks the voice you wish to live with ie New BMW self driven car with the voice of 'J-LO' or Ferrari with the voice of Schumacher or Lexus with the voice of Kylie Minogue? Our grand kids would then want to hear stories about us 'what was it like driving a car before AI took over?'... Driving a vehicle for the cheer pleasure may only be allowed on tracks... This is perhaps a bit too far fetched but a possibility.
  2. It will lead to more automated driving so we will all end up being driven by our cars instead of driving for the cheer pleasure of it... It will progressively get worst in this direction. That is a very good question indeed. I think they would review how to keep collecting money by trying to catch drivers using their mobile phones, or drinking/eating whilst driving... The same would apply when a majority of cars become more and more eco friendly driving in Congestion Charge zone, how will ccLondon be able to continue finance their scheme?
  3. Thanks, it will be annoying though as it will be constantly interfering with your driving. The other issue is that some roads have got the wrong speed limit in my view, ie some roads have a 20mph limit instead of 30mph, but they are straight wide and long and doing 20, feels like you are not driving and everyone does 30mph, so the device would be constantly interfering - it would annoy me for sure. I also think that once this is fitted, there will be no going back and the next stage could be that car insurance would want to know what speed you do when driving ie are you exceeding the speed limit? if so, the insurance could take the liberty to increase your premium insurance... Sad day that would be and it could come...
  4. Hello, I am not sure if this is the right area to post this new topic but could not find a general discussion zone (if it is not created, perhaps one should be made?). I just read this article from BBC News about EU planning to impose clever devices inside cars that will impose limit speed automatically from 2022 (and even if Brexit ever takes place (from current mess) the EU will ask UK to do the same... see this article if you have not seen it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47715415 Personally, I do feel quite strongly about this, I know that there intentions may be about saving lives but fitting these devices in any cars from 2022 will mean we will lose control of our driving freedom and pleasure of relating with the car (especially if it is a car with a big engine). This device will be seen as a big brother watching over our shoulders all the time. This will affect the whole motor industry influencing consumers to buy smaller cars, which may sound alright but not if the industry will cease to make them due to poor demand... I would like to think that UK government will say no to this installation of the devices but it is too soon to know and first our Brexit needs sorting for sure.
  5. That is interesting. I never owned any iPhones before, but have you checked in your bluetooth setting from your phone if it is 'enabled' to access your email as well as messages? on my phone I have 4 x options: Call audio / Media Audio / Contact sharing / Message Access... I think you should have something similar with the iPhone.
  6. I don't know to be honest as I simply connect my Android phone (Samsung S7) to the car bluetooth and the emails and texts are automatically retrieved. Your cars should support it as it is 2015 model? What is your phone make and model?
  7. Congrats on your new car! it looks amazing! Glad you are very happy with it. I am loving mine more and more and truly appreciate how special this car truly is. It is also a great feeling to know that it is quite rare on the road so you will feel even more special driving it.
  8. Hi, I thought of sharing this new video from Car Wow by Mat Watson who is giving a fairly good review with the good and bad bits. Personally, I think Lexus have made this model a good car and it looks so different than any other vehicles of this segment. Mat keeps going on about how comfortable the seats are...
  9. Hi everyone, I thought I should share this with you: Recently, whilst driving I was checking my emails using the Lexus phone system (when the car was stationary) and I noticed that there is a reply button, if you open your message for both emails and texts. So I pressed this reply button to see what it actually does and I was delighted to see that it offers 15 ready made messages that I can chose from and reply with. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest as I was not expecting this to be an available option and you can even customise any of the ready messages and retype what you would want to respond instead. I really think it is a great option if you want to reply on the move quickly and legally. I do not recall this as an available option with any of the previous cars I had driven before. Well done Lexus!
  10. By the way, I love your plate number! you car looks really good too...
  11. Have a great time Robert. Let us know how this went and post some pictures of the car once you have sealed the deal...
  12. Thanks Robert. These Japanese cars (unlike the German ones) are quality built to last forever...
  13. One way to find out is on the centre console, the premier and F sport would have Sport and Sport + as standard, and the high end sound system as standard and I also think they have got the larger sat nav as standard. The Luxury model has only got the sport option, and it has blind spot assist as standard (same for Premier and F Sport) and comes with a smaller size sat nav system (but still big enough to enjoy the system. These are the things I have noticed from driving mine and I am very happy with the Luxury model. Shahpor is right about advising you to make sure the car is absolutely perfect when you pick it up. If the vehicle has been in the showroom for a while, get them to check the battery and if it is below the normal charge, request a new one (it has happened to mine recently, and the dealer changed it under warranty)... However, don't be put off because the car has been in the dealership for months. Lexus will make sure it is working in full order. You will not regret whichever model you go for, the GS gen 4 is a fantastic luxury car... Send us pics once you have done the choosing.