What Exactly is Toyota Sense?
Toyota Safety Sense™ is a bundle of active safety features standard on many Toyota vehicles. These innovative features are designed to help protect you and your passengers from harm as well as help offer peace of mind to your drive. The team here at Copeland Toyota has broke it down for you.
Anti-lock brakes, also known as ABS, is a safety feature that helps prevent the wheels of a vehicle from locking up during hard braking. When a driver applies the brakes hard, the wheels can stop rotating, which can cause the vehicle to skid and lose control.
ABS works by rapidly applying and releasing the brakes multiple times per second. This allows the wheels to continue rotating, which provides better control of the vehicle and helps the driver steer around obstacles while braking.
When the ABS system is activated, the driver may feel a pulsing sensation in the brake pedal, this is the system working. The benefit of this feature is that it allows the driver to maintain steering control even during hard braking, which can help avoid accidents and collisions.
Traction control is a safety feature that helps prevent the wheels of a vehicle from spinning out of control, especially on slippery surfaces such as wet or icy roads. It is an enhancement of the ABS system.
When the vehicle's wheels start to spin, the traction control system will automatically apply the brakes to the slipping wheel or wheels and reduce the engine power to help regain traction. This helps the driver maintain control of the vehicle and can prevent skidding or sliding.
The benefit of this feature is that it helps the driver maintain control of the vehicle, especially in adverse weather conditions or on slippery surfaces. By reducing wheel spin, it can help the vehicle to maintain a safe and stable trajectory, which can help avoid accidents and collisions. It also helps to improve the vehicle's overall stability and handling.
The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection feature in your Toyota car is designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians. Here's how it works:
Detection: The system uses a camera and radar to detect objects in front of the vehicle, including other cars, pedestrians, and even bicycles.
Alert: If the system detects a potential collision, it will alert the driver with audible and visual warnings to encourage the driver to take action to avoid or mitigate the collision.
Automatic Brake Assist: If the driver fails to respond to the warning and the system determines that a collision is imminent, it can automatically apply the brakes to help reduce the speed of impact or even bring the car to a complete stop.
Pedestrian Detection: If a pedestrian is detected in the car's path, the system will automatically apply the brakes to avoid or reduce the impact with the pedestrian.
The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection feature is an advanced safety system that can help prevent accidents and protect you and your passengers. However, it's important to note that this system is not a substitute for safe driving practices and does not guarantee that a collision will be avoided. Always pay attention to the road and drive responsibly.