How Toyota Safety Sense Works
Every time you get behind the wheel of your new 2016 Toyota Prius, you never know what may happen on the road. When it comes to driving safety, it is important to take every precaution necessary, from improving driving habits to selecting a vehicle with premier safety ratings like several IIHS Top Safety Picks in the Toyota lineup. A contributing factor to award-winning safety ratings is the new and innovative Toyota Safety Sense system. Take a closer look at what systems and features are included and how Toyota Safety Sense works to protect you, your family, other drivers and pedestrians.
A highlight of the Toyota Safety Sense Package, the Pre-Collision System can help you avoid a potential collision. Employing forward-facing radar technology and a camera system, this safety technology scans the road ahead to detect potential collisions. When an imminent collision is detected, the system sends out audible and visual warnings to the driver and will brake automatically when necessary.
Lane Departure Alert
We have all been there, where you get distracted and drift into another lane. Prevent this dangerous situation with Lane Departure Alert. A specialized camera system will read the painted lines on the road and will notify you through visual and audible alerts when you start to drift, allowing you to safely return to your lane.
Auto High Beams
Have you ever been blinded by someone’s high beams when driving at night? It is not a situation that you want to be in and Toyota engineers have addressed this issue with Auto High Beams. This feature employs a camera to detect oncoming traffic and then automatically switches from high beams to low beams, preventing you from blinding oncoming drivers.
In crowded areas it can be easy to miss a pedestrian in a crosswalk and that is a situation with bad consequences. Pedestrian Detection ensures that you and pedestrians stay safe through the use of millimeter-wave radar and an innovative camera. These technologies will recognize pedestrian shapes, deliver warnings to the driver and will automatically apply the brakes when necessary.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
When traffic gets heavy on the highway and you are using cruise control, things can get dangerous if you aren’t constantly aware of safe driving intervals. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control addresses that concern and employs forward-sensing radar and camera to measure speed and distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. If the system detects you are getting too close, it will adjust your speed and is capable of maintaining a safe following distance.
If you are looking for premier safety on the road, the new Toyota Safety Sense system is a true asset and will undoubtedly help keep you and your family safe. If you are looking for more information on how Toyota Safety Sense works, you have come to the right place in Gale Toyota. For more information on 2016 Toyota models equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, be sure to contact the Gale Toyota sales team.