What is the Toyota Safety Sense™ Technology?
Toyota terms the Toyota Safety Sense™ technology as the standard for safety, and rightly so. This is packed with a comprehensive list of active safety features that help ensure at most comfort and safety for you and your peer passengers. The good news is, TSS technology is available by default on many new Toyota models available at Dan Cava Toyota World in Fairmont, WV.
What are the Main Features of the Toyota Safety Sense™ Technology?
This award-winning technology is made of 6 main features:
- Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
- Lane Departure Alert With Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
- Automatic High Beams (AHB)
- Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
- Road Sign Assist (RSA)
Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
This feature works with the help of a combined integrated camera and radar system, that helps the vehicle detect preceding objects such as a vehicle or a pedestrian. This in turn helps in reducing the likelihood of any collisions especially during the night or on the highways.
This system relays both audio and video alerts to the driver when detecting objects on the road. In case the driver fails to respond, the system is designed to brake automatically thus bringing the vehicle to a halt safely on time. This feature is now also available with Bicyclist Detection.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
This is a high-end cruise control system. It uses a radar, located behind the Toyota badge, and a camera on the windshield. This camera helps in adjusting the driving speed. The combination of these two helps you as the driver to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you on the road, thereby ensuring at most safety. This feature is now available with Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Lane Departure Alert With Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
In this feature, a camera on the windshield monitors white and yellow lane markings on the road. In case of any sudden and inadvertent lane departure, it relays audio and visual warnings to the driver about the same. Additionally, the system is powered to provide gentle steering assistance to the driver in the event where the driver fails to take corrective measures upon receiving the warning signals.
This feature also has Road Edge Detection that monitors the boundary between the road and its edges such as grass, stones, or soil. If the system detects a sudden movement of the vehicle toward the edge of the road, it relays warning signals to the driver and helps the driver with gentle steering assistance in case he/she fails to respond.
Automatic High Beams (AHB)
This feature has a camera located on the windshield, that detects the headlights and taillights of the preceding vehicles on the road. This, in a way, helps you as a driver to see more clearly at night, especially above speeds of 25 mph. Upon detection of the headlights and the taillights of the vehicles in the front, the AHB system automatically toggles between low and high beams of your Toyota vehicle.
Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
The Lane Tracing Assist detects the lines on the road and the ones on the preceding vehicles to determine the position of your vehicle with respect to them and helps maintain your vehicle at the center of your lane. This feature works best provided the lanes are visible and the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is enabled. The LTA feature is available on vehicles equipped with TSS 2.0, TSS 2.5, and TSS 2.5+.
Road Sign Assist (RSA)
This feature uses a forward-facing camera to detect important road signs such as speed limit signs, stop signs, do-not-enter signs, yield signs, and more. Upon detection, a warning signal is displayed on the multi-information display to alert the driver. This helps you as a driver to pay attention to these important road signs and thereby bolsters your safety. The RSA feature is available on vehicles equipped with TSS 2.0, TSS 2.5, and TSS 2.5+.
Looking at these safety features, Toyota Safety Sense™ definitely enhances the driver’s safety levels. Therefore, it is no surprise that many Toyota models have been picked for the IIHS Top Safety Awards over the years
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