Lexus RX Hybrid photos

lexus.jpgHere are some of the first photos of the 2006 Lexus RX 400h Hybrid. It’s pretty weird to “start it up” it’s just on, and then later after you’re moving the engine will kick in. I’ll have more later, but here are some geek features: 3 power ports for things like a Stompbox, Tablet PC display for live Google maps, etc.. Bluetooth which I’m not sure what exactly it can do with yet, but will know soon. And of course, it’s hybrid so you can get over 600 miles before needing to fill up.

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  1. The screens look like the same ones used by the Toyota Prius (I have a 2005 Prius). In fact, I believe Lexus licensed the technology from them.

    If this is the case, the Bluetooth is used for phonebook transfers, and uses the car’s sound system as a giant speakerphone for your bluetooth-enabled phone.

    And there should be some RFID keyfob goodness. Just be aware that Avi Rubin has cracked it (is only uses a 40-bit key), and can be hijacked easily.

    I plan on implanting an RFID tag in myself next week (waiting for the stuff to arrive), and see what I can do with my Prius and the tag.

    I also need to run bluesnarf and similar against the car. This thing’s taking me to Defcon, so I need to make sure I hack it before the other attendees do. :)

  2. Actually Lexus is a division of Toyota Motors & as such doesn’t have to liscense *anything* to use the Prius technology

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