Toyota safety sense: what you need to know

Toyota safety sense

Toyota safety sense: Active safety system from Toyota

Toyota is the world leader in automotive manufacturing. The company has an excellent track record regarding the safety of the occupants. The Toyota safety sense is an active safety system from Toyota. The system actively keeps everyone safe in dangerous situations.

Automatic High & Low Beams
Automatic High & Low Beams

The Toyota safety sense combines active safety systems that keep occupants and other road users safe. The system comes standard on many new Toyota models. We will break down every system further in detail.

Pre-collision System with pedestrian detection

The pre-collision system with pedestrian detection uses camera and radar systems to detect the preceding car or a pedestrian. In addition, the system helps to mitigate the impending impact by providing visual and audio signals.

Furthermore, toyota safety sense automatically applies brakes if the driver doesn’t react on time. In daylight, the radar, camera, and laser sensor work together to detect bicyclists on the road. The system automatically sends audio and visual signals to the driver if the impact is about to happen.

Dynamic radar cruise control

The new cruise control uses a radar behind the Toyota badge and windshield camera to gauge the distance from the car in front of you. Then, the system automatically adjusts your speed and keeps a preset distance from the vehicle in your front. This technology is also called as a full-speed range DRCC. So, it maintains distance from the car in front and matches the speed to keep you going without any hassle.

Lane departure alert

The camera on the windshield acts as your guardian and act by giving a signal if you are unintentionally veering out of your lane. The system also has a steering assist. Toyota safety sense also gives gentle corrective steering if the driver doesn’t take any action.

Furthermore, this technology also includes road edge detection. The road edge detection scans the boundary between the tarmac and the side of the road. The roadside may have grass, soil, or any curb. It keeps the driver in his lane. In addition, if the system detects the driver is not taking any corrective action, it initiates providing gentle corrective action automatically.

Automatic high beams & Toyota safety sense

The camera on the windshield can detect the headlights and taillights of the cars ahead of you. The system automatically toggles between the lower and upper beams. The system works with speeds above 25mph. Hence. You can clearly navigate during nighttime.

Lane tracing assist

Lane tracing assists work when Dynamic radar cruise control (DRCC) is enabled and lane markings are visible. The lane tracing assist uses vehicles in your front or lane markings to keep you at the center of the lane. Thanks to Toyota safety sense.

In addition, when lane tracing assist is active, the emergency driving stop system monitors the driver continuously. If the driver is unresponsive or does not respond to prompts to resume control, the EDSS can completely stop the vehicle at a safe place.

Road sign assist

The road sign assist uses a forward-facing intelligent camera to detect road signs. The road signs include speed limit, stop signs, do not enter signs, and yield signs. Toyota safety sense automatically displays them on a Multi-information display (MID).

In conclusion, the Toyota safety sense is the package of almost all active safety systems to keep you safe on the road.

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