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Automated Safety Technology On Toyota Vehicles

Some of the following features are only available in specific markets, or may be limited in their capabilities on a market-by-market basis.

TOYOTA SAFETY SENSE AND LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM + FEATURES
  • Pre-collision System – Vehicle Detection: Available on TSS-C, Pre-Collision System – Vehicle Detection uses a forward-facing radar and camera designed to scan the road ahead to help you avoid a potential frontal collision in certain situations. When a potential collision is detected, you are alerted with audible and visual warnings on the dash, and brake assistance is automatically activated. If you do not apply the brakes, and the system determines the collision is unavoidable, the brakes are automatically engaged in some conditions.

  • Pre-collision System Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection: Available on Toyota Safety Sense P and Lexus Safety System+, Pre-Collision System - Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection uses an in-vehicle camera and radar to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in front of you and can help to mitigate or avoid a potential collision. If the system determines a frontal collision is likely, it prompts the driver to take action using audio and visual alerts. If the driver notices the potential collision and applies the brakes, the system may apply additional force using Brake Assist. If the driver doesn’t brake in time, the system may automatically apply the brakes to reduce speed, helping to minimize the likelihood of a frontal collision or reduce its severity.

  • Lane Departure Alert: Lane Departure Alert helps you stay in your lane. Using a forward-looking camera, the system is designed to detect visible painted lane markings on the road and alert you if you are inadvertently moving out of your lane. The system will alert you with an audible beeping sound and an indicator light on the instrument panel will flash so that you can then take corrective action.

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist Function: The Lane Departure Alert helps you stay in your lane. Using a specialized camera, the system is designed to detect visible painted lane markings on the road and alert you if you are inadvertently moving out of your lane. The system will alert you with an audible beeping sound and indicator light on the instrument panel will flash so that you can then take corrective action. The Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist system brings added functionality. Should the system determine that the driver is not taking corrective steering action, the Steering Assist function will initiate and provide gentle corrective steering when necessary to help keep the vehicle in the lane.

  • Automatic High Beam: Automatic High Beams is designed to help drivers see more of what's ahead at nighttime without dazzling other drivers. When enabled, this feature uses a forward- looking camera to help detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of vehicles in front of you, then automatically switches between high and low beams to provide the most light possible and enhance forward visibility. By using high beams more frequently, AHB may help driver’s earlier detection of vehicles and obstacles.

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC): While staying within a preset speed range, the system maintains an appropriate distance between vehicles, helping make long highway drives less tiring. The system operates at all speeds, enabling the vehicle to follow the vehicle ahead in low speed. This, in turn, helps reduce driver fatigue even in traffic congestion.
The Pre-Collision System - Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection uses an in-vehicle camera and radar to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in front of you and can help to mitigate or avoid a potential collision. 


ADDITIONAL FEATURES ON MANY TOYOTA AND LEXUS VEHICLES

  • Rear-View Monitor: The Rear-View Monitor displays view of the area to the rear of the vehicle when driving in reverse. In some models, a guidance line appears based on the position of the steering wheel. By letting the driver confirm where they are driving, this equipment helps the driver park smoothly.

  • Panoramic View Monitor: High-resolution cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle are designed to give drivers a “bird's-eye view” of the near environment. Moving View and See-Through View options create a composite image of the vehicle's surroundings as on-screen guides help assist with parking and tight maneuvering.

  • Parking Assist Sonar: Parking Assist Sonar utilizes ultrasonic sensors integrated into the bumpers that are designed to detect surrounding objects. Using audible tones and an indicator on the multimedia display, the system can notify you of a detected object's location and proximity, helping with routine tasks such as parallel parking.

  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS): Intelligent Clearance Sonar scans for stationary objects, like walls or parked cars. Should the system anticipate a collision, it will emit an audible alert, reduce engine or motor output, and may automatically apply the brakes. 

  • Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA): Intelligent Parking Assist uses ultrasonic sensors to detect surrounding objects and identify parking spaces. The driver stops the car before the open parking space and by pushing a single button, the system guides drivers to the right position for reverse parking and assists drivers in backing into the space.

  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)When the Rader Cruise Control is activated and the system senses the vehicle deviating from its lane, LKA helps the car stay on course near the center of the lane by continuously applying a small amount of counter-steering force to keep the vehicle in the center of the lane.

  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM): BSM is a system which aims to reduce accidents by alerting the driver to other vehicles in the vehicle’s blind spot diagonally behind the driver’s seat and visual display in the side mirrors and while changing lanes by using rear side radars.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)RCTA is designed to provide audible and visual indicators, alerting the driver when a vehicle if a vehicle approaches while backing out of a driveway or parking space.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Auto Brake (RCTAB): RCTAB is designed to detect a vehicle using a rear camera, and in the case of a possible collision, helps to minimizes damages by using alerts and brake control.

  • Intelligent Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)Intelligent AFS is designed to redirect low-beam headlamp units in accordance with the steering angle and vehicle speed at night to improve visibility during cornering.

  • Adaptive High-Beam System (AHS): AHS helps provide optimized forward visibility during nighttime driving and automatically turns off the high beam headlamps when another vehicle is detected. When no other vehicle is present, the system turns on the high beams. The system also automatically optimizes the headlamp light distribution so that the high beams do not directly illuminate preceding or oncoming vehicles.

  • Approaching Vehicle Audible System (AVAS)EV-operated (Electric Vehicle) hybrid cars run very quietly. When the vehicle is driven at 25km/h or reversing, the system emits an alert sound to help notify pedestrians.

  • ITS Connect: ITS Connect uses the dedicated ITS frequency for road-to-vehicle and vehicle-to vehicle communication to obtain information that cannot be easily captured with onboard sensors. At intersections with poor visibility, information about oncoming vehicles and pedestrians detected by sensors above the road will be conveyed via road-to-vehicle communication, and information about approaching vehicles will be conveyed via vehicle-to- vehicle communication, with audio and visual alerts warning drivers when necessary. In addition, ITS Connect includes Communicating Radar Cruise Control feature, enabling the vehicle to follow the preceding vehicle more smoothly, obtaining its acceleration and deceleration information via vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

  • Automatic Crash Notification (ACN): ACN helps drivers receive a response from emergency teams. In the event of either an airbag deployment or a severe rear-end collision in an area with coverage, the response center will be automatically notified via embedded cellular technology and GPS. Once the response center agent receives the vehicle ID and the vehicle’s location, the agent can speak with the driver to ascertain the level of emergency. If the driver is unable to communicate, the agent automatically treats the call as an emergency. The response center agent then uses the vehicle’s GPS location to determine the nearest Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) available to provide emergency support and will offer to stay on the line until emergency assistance arrives.