What New Features Are Included In Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0?
What New Features are Included in Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0?
Vehicles offered with the best safety features are more popular among car buyers. Realizing this fact, Toyota has consistently integrated the latest safety measures into its every model. Recently, its advanced Toyota Safety Sense™ has been upgraded and the manufacturer is ready to integrate them in its upcoming models. Let’s see these innovative features invented by Toyota to improve the security of its customers.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control1
With similarities to the constant speed cruise control, this effective feature allows you to drive your vehicle at a predetermined speed. The controls are monitored by the camera and radar installed in the front of your vehicle.
Using the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control functionality, the dynamic radar cruise control slows down your car’s speed and helps to maintain a safe distance from the vehicles driving ahead on the road. Whenever a driver in front of your car slows down or comes within the speed limit preset by you, the system sends audiovisual alerts and brakes are applied automatically.
Pre-Collision System2 with Pedestrian Detection3
With a Pedestrian Detection System, this feature offers smart safety controls to the latest Toyota models. It works with the help of in-built radar and camera that prevent the risks of colliding with a preceding vehicle or a pedestrian on the road. In fact, the laser sensors of Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 are intelligent enough to detect bicycles also.
If the system detects a collision from the front, it immediately sends audio and visual alerts to the driver. In addition to the manual brakes, an extra force is simultaneously applied by the Brake Assist feature to get the situation under control. If in case you fail to apply the brakes in time, the system automatically slows down the car’s speed and averts a severe frontal collision.
Automatic High Beams4
For safer driving at night, Toyota has added an automatic high beam feature to Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. With the help of this feature, drivers get a clear vision of the road and vehicles around even during the dark night hours. This system gets activated whenever your vehicle breaches the speed limit of 25 mph.
Lane Departure Alert5
The visible lane markings on the roads might remain unnoticed by drivers at times. This is where the Lane Departure Alert system in Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 comes in the picture. It works with the help of a camera installed on the top of your vehicle to alert drivers whenever they depart the lane.
If your vehicle crosses the speed barrier of 32 mph, the system gets activated and sends alerts to the driver. Additionally, Toyota has added the Steering Assist that applies corrective driving inputs to keep the vehicle in its lane. The camera sensors are designed to detect the road edges to avoid them while driving.
Road Sign Assist6
The Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 has an interesting update in the form of Road Sign Assist. This feature is designed to ensure better awareness. It works with a forward-facing camera that can detect vital road signs to stop the vehicle or reduce the speed while driving. The road signs are automatically displayed on the MID to inform the driver beforehand.7
Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 comes with these latest updates to improve your safety on the road.
1Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
2The TSS Pre-Collision System is designed to help avoid or reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
3The Pedestrian Detection system is designed to detect a pedestrian ahead of the vehicle, determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrians, and weather, light and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
4Automatic High Beams operate at speeds above 25 mph. Factors such as a dirty windshield, weather, lighting and terrain limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually operate the high beams. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
5Lane Departure Alert is designed to read lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
6Do not rely exclusively on Road Sign Assist (RSA). RSA is a driver support system that utilizes the vehicle’s forward-facing camera and navigation system to recognize certain road signs and provide information to the driver via the multi-information display and/or Head-Up Display. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather, vehicle and sign conditions. Use common sense when using RSA and do not drive distracted. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
7All vehicle actions must be driver-initiated and are not automated.