Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)

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Toyota believes that no matter the destination, everyone deserves to arrive safely. Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) offers an advanced suite of safety features standard on virtually all models.

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Everyone deserves to arrive safely. Toyota Safety Sense P comes with features like: pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control. Toyota Safety Sense, just another way Toyota is helping to make safer roads for us all.

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS)

Provides collision avoidance or collision mitigation support in speed ranges where frontal collisions are likely to occur. In certain conditions, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection may also help to detect pedestrians and help prevent or mitigate a collision.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

Alerts you if you start to drift our of your lane when visible lane markings are detected. On some models with TSS-P, the Steering Assist function may also provide small corrective steering inputs.

Automatic High Beams (AHB)

Designed to detect oncoming and preceding vehicles' lights and depending upon the circumstances, Automatic High Beam (AHB) can switch between high and low beams for you.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Using forward sensing radar technology, the system can automatically adjust vehicle speed to help maintain a pre-set following distance between you and the vehicle directly in front of you.

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First introduced in 2011, our Star Safety System features six accident avoidance safety technologies to enhance your vehicle's stability, braking and traction.

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VSC helps prevent wheelslip and loss of traction by reducing engine power and applying brake force to the wheels that need it.

Front wheelslip can occur when the front wheels lose traction during cornering and begin to drift toward the outside of the turn. Toyota's VSC monitors your steering angle and the direction your vehicle is actually travelling and senses when your front wheels begin to slip. VSC reduces engine power and applies braking to the individual wheels that need it.

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Brake Assist is designed to detect sudden or "panic" braking and then add the full pressure needed to help prevent a collision.

If something rolls out into the street in front of a vehicle, there's only a split second to react. Because the reaction time is so short before the driver hits the brakes, not enough pressure may be applied. As a result, the car may not stop in time. Toyota's brake assist can help in this situation. If a driver fails to provide enough pressure to the brake, the Brake Assist sensors will detect this sudden or "panic" braking and add the pressure needed. This additional pressure can help the driver avoid hitting the object.

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Traction Control helps maintain traction on wet, icy, or loose uneven surfaces by applying brake force to the spinning wheel(s).

If your vehicle gets stuck in the snow, and one or more wheels loses grip -- yet continues to spin -- your vehicle may come to a stop. Without TRAC there is nothing to apply the brakes to the spinning wheel so it can get traction. Toyota's Traction Control sensors are activated when one of the wheels starts to slip. TRAC limits engine output and applies the brakes to the spinning wheel. This transfers power to the wheels that still have traction to help you go safely on your way.

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Toyota's ABS technology has Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to help keep the vehicle more stable and balanced when braking.

If you have to stop abruptly, momentum causes the vehicle to tilt forward and reduces the brake-force effectiveness of the rear tires. But in Toyota EBD responds to sudden stops by redistributing brake force. Wheels with more braking effectiveness receive more brake force; wheels with less braking effectiveness receive less brake force. This helps prevent brake lockup. EBD is especially helpful when carrying cargo. Sensors recognise the extra load the cargo puts on the rear axel, so brake pressure on the rear wheels is increased because the extra weight improves braking effectiveness.

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As an added measure of safety, Toyota created the braking system enhancement known as Smart Stop Technology. This advanced technology automatically cuts engine power and allows the brakes to take precedence over the accelerator when both pedals are pressed at the same time.

Smart Stop Technology intervenes when the accelerator is depressed first and the brakes are applied firmly for longer than one-half second at speeds greater than eight kilometers per hour. In normal driving conditions, you wont notice Smart Stop Technology as it is imperceptible. The feature doesnt engage if the brake pedal is depressed before the accelerator pedal. This allows for vehicles starting on a steep hill to safely accelerate without rolling backward (known as hill start).