This Lexus Wrapped In 42,000 LEDs Is Definitely Not Street Legal

Posted by Editorial Staff in Science and Technology
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Lexus recently did a promotional stunt for it's new 2017 IS and people are freaking out because it's so AMAZING!

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#1 The Lexus IS

This is the new 2017 IS. It's the top of the line model and it comes in 4 different models ranging from $42,000 to $46,000. To hep promote the new line, the car company began a slew of different promotional stunts to showcase that the IS interacts with sounds and people in its vicinity.

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#2 They Wrapped The Car In LED Lighting

Lexus recently wrapped their newest model, the 2017 IS, in 41,999 programmable LEDs; turning the car into a screen capable of broadcasting dynamic graphics and videos as the car rolls along.

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#3 Known As The LIT IS The Car Reacts To Sounds AND People

The custom car produces 175,000 lumens when fully illuminated, and the LED strips, if placed end-to-end, would stretch half a mile in length. Three distinct modes allow the ‘LIT' IS to interact with sounds and people in its vicinity.

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#4 It Can Show Ads On The Sides Or Roof Or Display What Music You're Listening To Inside

Although not street legal, the car was used in a music video for artist Dua Lipa, in a collaboration with Vevo. The car can show blinking, swirling, or flashing color designs, or it can show programmed video clips or phrases.

#5 The Lights Reacts To The Driver

The lights on the demonstration car are programmed to light up in harmony as the driver reacts to certain situations.

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#6 Programming Can Make It Know Your Feelings Or Driving Habits

The car knows when you're happy or sad and emotes different light patterns to highlight this. It knows when you're not stopping in time, and singles by lighting up in fluorescent colors of your choosing. Basically, the system can be programmed in over 5,200 patterns. It remembers past displays and can be trained to show the drivers emotions after time.

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#7 The LIT IS Has A Robotic Brain

It expresses itself through your own design and reacts to the driver and surroundings. It responds to music being played or voice commands. The LIT IS is being called the 'car of the future' in robotics. Developed with scientists and experts in Germany and Japan, the brain of the light strips are similar to those used in robotics under development.

#8 Magnetic Panels Create Their Own Energy

The cars lighting includes 5,280 feet of wiring. Each of the lights are plugged into a magnetic panel that can be attached to the car and easily removed. All the strips are activated through a magnetic field once placed on the car itself and need no other energy source.

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#9 It's Not Street Legal...YET

While you would probably be stopped and fined for driving this down a US highway, because of the distraction, it is okay to be driven casually in some places in the United States where the functions of an autombiles appearance are not so strictly enforced.

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#10 Watch What Car Enthusiasts Have To Say About The New LIT Car

The concept car was originally developed to demonstrate it's versatility but the UK singer Dua Lipa recently featured it in her latest music video for "Be The One" where it caught the attention of interested car enthusiasts worldwide. Lexus says that if the car was sold on the market it would range between $67 and $72, thousand dollars because of all the technology and special wiring required.

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