The Toyota Safety Sense™ package has earned top praises from Normal drivers, and it’s easy to see why. It includes features that track movement in your surroundings, and it can intervene to prevent collisions. Included with these features is the Toyota Pre-Collision System. It works by using a front-facing camera and a laser to detect any objects in your path and alert you when it’s time to break. It can also bring your Toyota to a complete stop automatically.
How Does the Toyota Pre-Collision System Work?
You have an idea of what the Toyota Pre-Collision System does, but how does it function on your day-to-day drivers around the Morton area?
- A Toyota model with the Pre-Collision System comes with a front-facing camera and an invisible laser.
- It will then measure the distance between your vehicle and whatever obstacle is directly in front of you.
- The system takes your speed into account to determine if a collision is expected to happen.
- If it determines that a collision is likely, your Toyota will send out an audiovisual alert to notify you of the danger. Apply the brake as soon as possible.
- If the alerts do not enable you to slow or stop your vehicle, the Toyota Pre-Collision System may apply the breaks automatically or deploy them at full force with brake assist.
While the Toyota Pre-Collision System is an excellent feature, it’s essential for Springfield drivers to pay close attention to the road while driving. This system gives you the peace of mind that you are getting additional protection against inevitable surprises that can happen on the Bloomington roads.
Toyota Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
There are different versions of the Toyota Pre-Collision System available. With Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS P) or Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0), the most common versions of the Toyota Pre-Collision System package also includes Pedestrian Detection.
In vehicles with Pedestrian Detection, an additional grille-mounted system uses millimeter-wave radar to check your surroundings for smaller objects, which the PCS can miss! It examines the size, shape, and motion of this smaller object, where the PD can identify vulnerable people and apply the brakes as necessary.
Which Toyota Models Offer the Pre-Collision System?
Bloomington area drivers can access the Toyota Pre-Collision System in a variety of new Toyota vehicles. For the 2019 and 2020 model years, PCS is either standard or available in each of the following models:
- Crossovers, SUVs, and Minivans: C-HR, Land Cruiser, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Tundra, Sequoia, Tacoma, Sienna
- Cars and Hatchbacks: Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla Hybrid, Prius, Prius Prime, Prius c, Yaris Hatchback
What Features Are Included with Toyota Safety Sense™?
Depending on the Toyota model and year you choose, you can receive one of three available Toyota Safety Sense™ packages with your purchase. Below are the features included with the newest and most extensive version, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0):
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
- Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
- Automatic High Beams (AHB)
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) or Full-Speed Range DRCC
- Road Sign Assist (RSA)
Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS P) is the most common package. It includes most of the features listed above, minus LTA and RSA. Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS C) only includes PCS, LDA, and AHB, but there are only a few models still offering this package. Speak with an expert before buying to ensure you’re getting all of the features you desire.
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