Driving Safe With Toyota Safety Sense Technology

Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) standard at no additional cost. Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 20 is a bundle of active safety features on many new Toyota vehicles at no additional cost. These innovative features were designed to help protect you and your passengers from harm.

Crash protection starts with crash prevention. Collisions that result in injury may be caused by the delay in a driver’s recognition of the situation and their ability to react accordingly. According to NHTSA1 , there were almost 5.7 million reported crashes in 2014—many of which were avoidable. Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS)2 is designed to help protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians (TSS-P only) from harm. TSS2 is comprised of advanced active safety packages anchored by automated pre-collision warning3 and braking. TSS2 represents the latest milestone in our long history of creating advancements and innovations in safety that have helped prevent crashes and protect people.

TSS Addresses the Three Most Common Accident Types

TSS2is designed to support driver awareness, decision making and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds under certain conditions. Packaged together in an integrated system, TSS2 features help address three key areas of accident protection: preventing or mitigating frontal collisions3 , keeping drivers within their lane6 , and enhancing road safety during nighttime driving7 . Always drive safely, obey traffic speed limits and laws and focus on the road while driving.

TSS2 will be offered on certain vehicles in the form of two packages: Toyota Safety Sense™ C2 [TSS-C] for compact vehicles, and Toyota Safety Sense™ P2[TSS-P] for mid-sized, large and premium vehicles.

Toyota Safety Sense™ C2

Toyota Safety Sense™ C2 features three proprietary active safety technologies, and combines a camera and laser for outstanding performance and reliability. The package can help mitigate or prevent collisions in a wide range of vehicle speeds under certain conditions.

Pre-Collision System (PCS) 3 — Vehicle Detection

Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) work to prevent a vehicle’s brakes from locking up during hard braking. This helps maximize braking efficiency and effectiveness. Magnetic wheel-speed sensors are used to detect sudden braking. The system responds by temporarily releasing brake pressure and then reapplying optimal pressure to the brakes. This process is repeated rapidly, multiple times per second, to help achieve safe braking while helping the driver maintain steering and vehicle control. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for a list of additional situations in which the system may not operate properly

With Toyota Safety Sense™ C2 , PCS3 uses an in-vehicle camera and laser to help detect the vehicle in front of your vehicle. As there is a limit to the degree of recognition accuracy and control performance that this system can provide, do not overly rely on this system. This system will not prevent collisions or lessen collision damage or injury in every situation. Do not use PCS3 instead of normal braking operations under any circumstances. Do not attempt to test the operation of the pre-collision system 3 yourself, as the system may not operate or engage, possibly leading to an accident. In some situations such as when driving in inclement weather such as heavy rain, fog, snow or a sandstorm or while driving on a curve and for a few seconds after driving on a curve, a vehicle may not be detected by the laser and camera sensors, preventing the system from operating properly.

Lane Departure Alert (LDA)6

If Lane Departure Alert determines that the vehicle is starting to unintentionally deviate from its lane, the system alerts the driver with an audio and visual alert. When the alerts occur, the driver must check the surrounding road situation and carefully operate the steering wheel to move the vehicle back to the center part of their lane. LDA6 is designed to function at speeds of approximately 32 MPH or higher on relatively straight roadways. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for a list of additional situations in which the system may not operate properly.

Lane Departure Alert6 uses an in-vehicle camera designed to detect visible white and yellow lane markers in front of the vehicle and the vehicle’s position on the road. The vehicle’s multi-information display indicates the system’s operating status:

  • The inside of the displayed lines will be empty if the system is not able to detect the lane markings or if the system operation is temporarily disabled on one or both sides.
  • The inside of the lines will be filled in (usually white) if the system is able to detect the lane markings.
  • The inside of the lines will flash on the affected side (usually orange) when LDA6 is operating. This is the Visual Alert

Automatic High Beams (AHB)7

AHB7 is a safety system designed to help drivers see more of what’s ahead at night without dazzling other drivers. AHB7 automatically switches between high and low beams as appropriate to provide the most light possible and enhance forward visibility. Refer to a Toyota Owner’s Manual for additional information on AHB operation, setting adjustments, limitations, and precautions.

Automatic High Beams7 uses an in-vehicle camera to help detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and tail lights of preceding vehicles. AHB7 is designed to function at speeds of approximately 25 MPH or higher. Minimum speed may vary by vehicle.

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