What New Features Are Included In Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0?
Optimum safety is what people want when they venture out on a road trip. Therefore, Toyota has added some of the most advanced and updated safety techniques to all its new models. Named as Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS), it is a unique package of safety features introduced recently. With this package, Toyota has made its vehicles superior on safety parameters. Recently, it has introduced some new features in this flagship security package. Here, you can go through the new additions in Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0.
Pre-Collision System1 with Pedestrian Detection2
The Pre-Collision System was designed with Pedestrian Detection and is one of the smartest features introduced to these vehicles. It is integrated with radar and a camera which reduce the risk of colliding with a pedestrian or preceding car. The laser sensor of Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is so advanced that it can detect bicycles as well. If sensors determine that a collision in front is likely then it immediately alerts the driver through visual and audio systems.
An additional force using Brake Assist is applied simultaneously when you notice the situation and apply brakes manually. On occasion, if you don’t apply the brakes in time, this system automatically slows down the speed and reduces the severity in the case of frontal collision.
Lane Departure Alert3
Lane Departure Alert or LDA is designed to detect the visible lane markings and alert the driver if he/she departs the lane. A camera is integrated on the top and gets activated when your vehicle crosses the speed limit of 32 mph. When the system alerts the driver regarding the lane departure, it is required to bring the vehicle back in the middle of your lane.
In this context, the Toyota Steering Assist functionality also helps the driver. It automatically inputs some corrections while driving to keep the vehicle within its lane. The camera sensors also detect road edges due to the Road Edge Detection system enrolled in the safety program.
Automatic High Beams4
For safer driving during the night hours, the Automatic High Beam feature has been added to this package. These high beams will help drivers see clearly in the night without affecting other drivers. It gets automatically activated when your vehicle crosses the speed barrier of 25 mph.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control5
Working like constant speed cruise control, DRCC is an effective feature that allows you to drive at a preset speed. It takes help from the radar and camera installed in the front of vehicle to administer this control.
DRCC slows down the speed of your car using vehicle-to-vehicle distance control that lets you maintain proper distance from vehicles ahead. The system alerts with an audio-visual control and brakes are automatically applied whenever a driver is slowing down the vehicle or comes within your preset speed limit.
Road Sign Assist6
As an interesting addition to the Safety Sense package, this feature adds more awareness to your driving. It relies on a forward-facing camera that detects stop signs, no-entry signs, speed limit signs and yield signs on the road. The signs are displayed on the MID to keep you updated.7
These are some interesting features added to Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0.
1The 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.
2The 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.
3Lane 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.
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.
5Dynamic 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.
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.