Toyota Safety Sense 2.0: What’s New?

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Safety in a vehicle is a big priority for most buyers and it’s one of the reasons why Toyotas are so popular. Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is a stellar standard set of safety features on every 2018 model. Now there are three new features to make TSS even better than before. Read on to find out what they are! 

 

NEW FEATURES

 

Road Sign Assist 

 

Road Sign Assist (RSA) is one of the features in TSS 2.0 to ensure awareness as you drive. It uses a forward-facing intelligent camera to detect speed limit signs, stop signs, do not enter signs and yield signs. These signs are then displayed on the Multi-Information Display.

 

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

 

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) is enabled as long as your cruise is set at 110 MPH or lower. It enables low-speed following, matching speed and it can stop your Toyota before it collides with preceding vehicles under certain circumstances. Before this feature was introduced, DRCC would stop at 32 MPH, but now it will go to 0 MPG and a full stop.

 

This feature is only available with an automatic transmission. 

 

Lane Tracing Assist

 

Another new TSS feature, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) uses the lines of the road and preceding vehicles to help keep your Toyota centered while displaying the vehicle’s position on the Multi-Information Display screen when Full-Speed Range DRCC is enabled and lane markers are visible. 

 

The LTA system is super convenient during traffic jams and is available with an automatic transmission only.

 

SAME GREAT FEATURES

 

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

 

DRCC keeps you driving at a constant speed, just like cruise control should. What makes this cruise control different is that DRCC adjusts your speed by determining vehicle-to-vehicle distance so you can keep to a preset distance away from the car in front of you. 

 

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist 

 

Lane Departure Alert (LDA) alerts you if you veer out of your lane and it’s only activated if you are driving above 32 MPH. If the Steering Assist function is activated when you unintentionally drift out of your lane, your Toyota may make a small corrective steering input to help keep you in your lane. 

 

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

 

The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection uses the in-vehicle camera and radar to discern a pedestrian, bicyclist or vehicle in front of you to avoid or alleviate a potential collision. If a front impact is likely, the system will prompt you with visual and audio alerts, and it may automatically apply the brakes to reduce speed and lessen the probability of a frontal crash or reduce its severity.

 

Automatic High Beams

 

Automatic High Beams (AHB) turn on when driving at speeds above 25 miles per hour or higher. This system uses an in-vehicle camera to discern the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles to toggle between low and high beams without having to touch the knob.

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