Toyota vehicles provide a high level of safety, especially with its Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced driver assistance technologies. First introduced in a package for the Toyota Corolla back in 2015, Toyota Safety Sense recently reached a 10-million-unit milestone, with it installed in 90% of Toyota vehicles worldwide.
Features of Toyota Safety Sense
The aim of Toyota Safety Sense is to avoid or mitigate the damage and/or injury from major collisions. Features of Toyota Safety Sense include Lane Departure Alert, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beans, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
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Lane Departure Alert helps prevent vehicles from deviating from their lanes and head-on collisions, while the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection helps prevent and mitigate damage from rear-end collisions involving vehicles and/or pedestrians. Automatic High Beams contribute to the early detection of pedestrians and the reduction of accidents during nighttime driving, while Dynamic Radar Cruise Control utilizes a camera on the windshield to adjust your speed, helping you maintain a preset distance from the car in front of you.
Reduction of Accidents with Toyota Safety Sense
Toyota Safety Sense has been statistically proven to reduce the frequency and severity of traffic accidents. For example, rear-end collisions, which are the most common type of accident in Japan, have been reduced by approximately 70% for vehicles that are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense. Also, Toyota Safety Sense continues to evolve, with increased adaptability to traffic accidents and the aim of completely eliminating traffic fatalities and injuries.