Toyota Safety Sense or TSS
Toyota Safety Sense or TSS for short is the name given to a group of active safety technologies that Toyota has decided to make standard equipment in virtually all Toyota vehicles. Standard equipment means that you don’t have to pay extra for these advanced features that help to keep you and your family safe. We are very happy to demonstrate them in person.
The pre-collision system utilizes advanced radar and camera technologies to constantly scan ahead of your vehicle to detect obstacles, stopped or slowed vehicles or pedestrians. When the system detects a potential obstacle there is a visual warning light that appears on the dashboard, plus an audible warning. If you apply the brakes, the system may add additional brake force to help stop your vehicle before a collision. If you do not apply the brakes the system will automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a collision or reduce damage should a collision occur. In vehicles equipped with TSS-P, the system also recognizes pedestrians and will also apply the brakes if necessary. In most cases the Pre-Collision system enables automatically when the vehicle is started. If you choose, you may switch of the Pre-Collision System. An icon will appear to indicate the PCS system is inactive.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with TSS-P
Toyota vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense – P will include Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. As the name implies the system uses radar technology to detect the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. You can set the system to maintain a specific following distance and your Toyota will maintain it. If the vehicle on front slows down, the system will slow your vehicle down accordingly. If the vehicle ahead accelerates, your vehicle will accelerate accordingly. However, it will not accelerate past the upper speed limit you have set.
Automatic High Beams
This Automatic High Beam feature is designed to detect oncoming traffic at night and switch between you high and low beam headlights automatically. It will also detect the taillights of vehicles you are following at night and switch to low beams.
Lane Departure Alert
Lane Departure Alert is an advanced technology that detects visible lane markings and will warn you if you happen to drift out of your lane without signaling at any speed over 50 km/h. On some Toyota models the system also includes a steering assist feature that gently corrects your vehicle’s position in the lane. The Lane Departure Alert must be switched on in order to make the system active.