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Lexus RX 450h

Our platforms are carefully designed to provide a safe and reliable solution for enabling the development and deployment of automated driving applications. These solutions are based on our extensive experience working with thousands of advanced engineers from all corners of the globe.

The Lexus RX 450h is the newest addition to our Platforms family. We’ve carefully chosen the Lexus RX 450h because of its potential for integration and customization to the specifications of our customers.




  • Configurable and scalable
  • Street legal
  • Very easy to integrate hardware
  • Easy to integrate sensors with optional front, rear and roof rack along with conduit system
  • Show-room style hardware integration optional
  • Customizable
  • By-wire system controlled from a single electric software interface
  • Well supported by world-class engineers
  • Great for research and development algorithms for robotics applications including:
    • vision processing
    • obstacle avoidance
    • object tracking and classification
    • localization
    • automated controls
    • map building
    • and much more


  • Full set of software interfaces to the controls:
    • Steering
    • Braking
    • Acceleration
    • Shifting
  • Software access:
    • Left and Right blinkers
    • Reverse, neutral, park and drive gear selection
    • Speed feedback
    • And more
  • Convenience features
    • Integrated PC with ROS pre-installed and pre-configured
    • Headrest mounted display screen for back seat
    • Game controller for by-wire testing
    • Power distribution terminals
    • Touch screen control of the power distribution system
    • E-stop for by-wire system
    • Ethernet and USB networked in vehicle
    • Ethernet switch
    • 600 watt/120 volt supply


AutonomouStuff is proud to exclusively offer these automated driving research development by-wire kits. The Lexus RX450H is a safe, reliable and robust by-wire solution that seamlessly interfaces to ROS. We are able to take the standard by-wire platform and provide an added array of features thanks to the hard work of our amazing engineers. We offer optional features to truly customize the vehicle to meet your needs.

ROS driver available
Fully supported by your AStuff team

Standard Hardware and Software

  • PACMod (Platform Actuation and Control Module)
  • Power distribution panel
  • Vehicle-specific wire harnesses for all hardware modules
  • Driver available for use with ROS
  • USB joystick control software provided
  • Vehicle feedback provided (varies per vehicle model)
  • Common CAN interface for all PACMod enabled vehicles

Software Modules

  • Speed and Steering Control Software
    • Provide only a desired curvature and a set speed for control)
    • Steering and speed control model tuned to the specific vehicle model
  • LIDAR Processing Software
    • Based on the Velodyne VLP16, VLP16 hi-res, HDL32, and HDL64
    • Ground segmentation
    • Object segmentation
    • Object tracking
  • Basic Waypoint following software **Coming Soon**
    • Follow a series of GPS static GPS waypoints
    • Includes stopping for objects directly in the vehicle’s path when using Lidar Processing Software
    • Requires GPS solutions for localization (Xsens or Novatel options)
  • 360 Degree Object Detection Sensor Fusion
    • Velodyne Lidar, Ibeo Lidar, Radar, and Mobileye Fused Object Detection Data
    • Confidence level associated with objects
    • Multiple unique objects tracked over time
  • High Definition Map Integration **Coming Soon**
    • 3rd party high definition map integration
    • Follow the path from a cloud-based server
  • Software Maintenance
    • Updates
    • Priority phone support


  • Racks
  • Conduits
  • Cooling system
  • Upgraded inverters
  • Custom integration
  • Custom computing architecture