Vehicle technology is as advanced as it has ever been, and automakers are continuing to adapt and improve features to help keep riders safe in a variety of circumstances. Toyota, for example, now offers Toyota Safety Sense on its models. Toyota Safety Sense is designed to help protect drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians from harm. Let’s take a closer look at the high-tech features available with Toyota Safety Sense.
Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C)
Created for Toyota’s compact vehicles, this package utilizes a camera and laser and includes three active safety technologies to help lessen or prevent potential collisions under certain conditions.
- Pre-Collision System – Vehicle Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P)
This package is for Toyota’s midsize and large vehicles and uses an in-vehicle camera along with front-grille-mounted radar to improve performance and functionality.
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function – Vehicle Detection and Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function
- Automatic High Beams
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
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Pre-Collision System (PCS)
PCS detects the vehicle in front of you. If it senses a potential frontal collision, it warns you with an audio and visual alert and prompts you to take action. The system may use Brake Assist to apply additional braking, or it may even automatically apply the brakes if you fail to respond.
Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
If LDA senses the vehicle is unintentionally veering from its lane, the system alerts you both audibly and visually so you can steer back into your lane. Vehicles equipped with TSS-P and Electronic Power Steering may also offer small corrective steering to help keep the vehicle in its lane.
Automatic High Beams (AHB)
AHB uses an in-vehicle camera to scan the road and detect headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of vehicles ahead. Based on that information, the system automatically switches between low beams and high beams to help enhance visibility.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
DRCC not only maintains a set speed on the highway but also maintains a set distance behind the car in front of you and adjusts your speed accordingly.
If you have additional questions about Toyota Safety Sense or any of it’s features, feel free to contact our team at Toyota Vacaville or get in touch with your local Toyota dealer.