Toyota Safety Features Explained

Toyota has a wide range of safety features which come with brand Toyota new models as standard. These are also known as Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) and are designed purely to help protect the occupants of the vehicle, other road users and pedestrians.

Toyota Driver Assist Features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beam
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Road Sign Assist

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

Using a camera and radar, the pre-collision warning system will provide both audio and visual alerts if the system detects a possible collision with a stationary vehicle. The driver will have some time to apply the brake and if needed, additional braking will be applied to help slow down the vehicle. If no reaction is taken by the driver, the brake will automatically be applied to bring the car to a stop.

This feature will also detect cyclists, ensuring you are made aware of their presence via an audible or visual alert.

The pre-collision system can be enabled and disabled accordingly.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Intended mainly for motorway and dual carriage way driving, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control allows you to pre-set a speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

The controls are intuitive and easy to use, with the information displayed on the screen in front of the steering wheel. Activation can be done on the right-hand controls, illuminating the cruise control symbol on the instrument cluster. The you can reach the desired speed and push down the right-hand control. The cruise control can be stopped by depressing the brake pedal slightly.

 This feature will function between 28mph and 110mph.

Lane Departure Alert

Designed to keep your vehicle inside the lane and prevent a collision with another vehicle, Lane Departure Alert will detect white or yellow lane markings. If the car starts to veer across a lane and the indicator is not activated, there will be an audio or visual warning.

This system will also correct the vehicle if no evasive action is taken by the driver.

As part of this feature, Road Edge Detection will find the boundary of the road, whether grass, soil or a solid kerb, ensuring the driver stays in the lane.

If no corrective steering is taken, the system will steer the car back into the line of safety to avoid the car driving off the road.

Automatic High Beams

This feature is controlled by a camera mounted on the windshield and will detect headlights and tailgates of vehicles ahead, toggling between low and high beams as necessary.

Having this feature means the driver can keep their attention firmly on the road ahead and helps them see more clearly without being a distraction to other drivers.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control is designed to keep your vehicle at a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front. Should this distance decrease, the system will reduce the speed of your vehicle automatically. If more resistance is needed, the brakes will be applied. If the distance between your vehicle and the one in front increases, the system will accelerate the car back up to your chosen speed.

This feature is most suited to motorway driving where the speed is less likely to change often or instances where you can travel freely, without needing to react to cars in front changing speed on a regular basis.

Road Sign Assist

This feature is designed to read road signs up ahead and transmitting this information to the driver console. Whilst this is not meant to be relied on, it can be a support system when driving in unfamiliar areas where you are likely to be concentrating on the directions to your destination.

 

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Lane Departure Alert

Automatic High Beams

Adaptive Cruise Control

Road Sign Assist

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