The new bumpers use radar to detect a possible rear crash and can position the headrests to help reduce injury from whiplash. The system also sets off hazard lights to warn the driver about a possible crash.

The first car to be equipped with rear crash detection will be the top of the line Lexus LS, which competes with the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-series for the title of best luxury limousine.

Though this system sounds great, we’re not so sure about the hazard lights warning the driver. It’s just inviting young men driving white vans to get that little bit closer as they tailgate you around town.

[Source: AP]