The Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite, which is currently standard equipment on nearly the entire Toyota lineup, has proven to be one of the most high-tech collections of safety features. It helps prevent and protect against potential collisions, improving on-road safety for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Recently, Toyota announced the second generation of Toyota Safety Sense will be include as standard equipment on the majority of its models come mid-2018. Here’s what we know so far about the updates to the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense.
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What’s new with Toyota Safety Sense?
Much like the original Toyota Safety Sense, the second-generation package is designed to enhance awareness and decision-making for the driver as well as improve the overall vehicle operation experience. TSS also addresses the main components of accident protection, including preventing or helping to avoid frontal collisions, helping drivers stay in their lane, and improving visibility and safety at night.
Road Sign Assist: displays road sign information on the dashboard gauge display and Head-Up Display (if equipped) using an onboard camera that can detect certain common signs in the U.S., Japan, and Europe
Lane Tracing Assist: provides steering support to keep the vehicle centered in its lane when Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is being used
Pre-Collision System: deceleration capabilities have been enhanced as well as the ability to detect pedestrians both during the day and at night and bicyclists during the day
Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: improved forward recognition and updates to acceleration and deceleration for a variety of different speeds
The second-generation Toyota Safety Sense package is expected to be available on multiple Toyota models in the middle of next year. At that time, you will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a new Toyota and experience the system’s updates and brand-new features in person.