Toyota Pre-Collision System

The Toyota Safety Sense™ package has earned high praise from drivers and industry experts alike, and it’s not difficult to see why. The state-of-the-art safety features can track movement in your surroundings, and can even intervene to prevent collisions. The Toyota Pre-Collision System works by using a front-facing camera and laser to detect objects in your path and alert you when it’s time to brake. If necessary, it can even bring your vehicle to a complete stop automatically.

How Does the Toyota Pre-Collision System Work?

Now that you have a general idea of what the Toyota Pre-Collision System does, here is how it functions on your day-to-day drives around the La Jolla area? 

  • As noted above, a new Toyota model with the Pre-Collision System comes with a front-facing camera and an invisible laser. 
  • It uses these components to measure the distance between your vehicle and whatever obstacle is directly in front of you. 
  • The system takes your speed into account and determines if a collision is likely.
  • If it determines that a collision is likely, your Toyota will send out an audiovisual alert to notify you of the danger. You should manually apply the brake as soon as possible.
  • If after the alerts you don’t slow or stop your vehicle, the Toyota Pre-Collision System may apply the brakes.

There’s no substitute for careful, attentive driving. However, with the Toyota Pre-Collision System, you’ll enjoy additional protection against the inevitable surprises that can occur on the road.

Toyota Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

There are numerous versions of the Toyota Pre-Collision System available. With Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS P) or Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) – the most common versions of the package – the Toyota Pre-Collision System also includes Pedestrian Detection.

Vehicles with Pedestrian Detection have an additional grille-mounted system that uses millimeter-wave radar to check your surroundings for smaller objects, which the PCS might miss! By examining the size, shape, and motion of this smaller object, PD can identify vulnerable people and apply the brakes as necessary.

Which Toyota Models Offer the Pre-Collision System?

Today, San Diego-area drivers can access the Toyota Pre-Collision System in an extraordinary variety of new Toyota vehicles. For the 2019 and 2020 model years, PCS is either standard or available in each of the following models:

  • Crossovers, SUVs, and Minivans: C-HR, Land Cruiser, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Tundra, Sequoia, Tacoma, Sienna
  • Cars and Hatchbacks: Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla Hybrid, Prius, Prius Prime, Prius c, Yaris Hatchback

What Features Are Included with Toyota Safety Sense™?

Depending on the model and model year that you settle on, you can get one of three available Toyota Safety Sense™ packages with your purchase. Here are the features included with the newest and most comprehensive version, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0):

  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) or Full-Speed Range DRCC
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
  • Road Sign Assist (RSA)

The most common package is the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS P) and it includes most of the features listed above, minus LTA and RSA. Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS C) only includes PCS, LDA, and AHB, but there are only a few models that still offer this package. Talk to an expert before you buy to make sure that you’re getting all of the features you desire.

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