Toyota rolling out the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota is rolling out the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense?enhanced from the set of active safety packages first introduced in 2015?in its lineup from 2018. Toyota Safety Sense is a set of active safety packages developed to reduce accidents guided by the concept of supporting drivers under the assumption that they will drive safely, and at the same time, mitigating damage should an accident occur. It comprises several functions, and its key features include the following:

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS), which helps prevent and mitigate collisions with vehicles and pedestrians ahead
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA), which helps prevent vehicles from departing from their lanes
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB), which helps ensure optimal forward visibility during nighttime driving

The second-generation Toyota Safety Sense being rolled out in 2018 will continue to utilize the single-lens camera and millimeter-wave radar currently used in Toyota Safety Sense. It will be further enhanced with the following to prevent accidents and reduce the number of deaths and injuries from traffic accidents, and ease driver burden:

  • Expansion of the scope of hazard detection, and improving functionality such as through improvements to the performance of the camera and radar
  • Utilization of the advanced driving support feature Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Reduction of the size of the unit to improve ease of installation

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