Toyota To Roll Out New Safety Packages From 2018

2018 Toyota Safety Sense Active Safety Packages

The second generation Toyota Safety Sense Active Safety Packages will be made available in Japan, North America and Europe from next year

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that it will further contribute to reducing accidents by progressively rolling out second-generation Toyota Safety Sense package into its global lineup from 2018. It has now been enhanced from the active safety packages first introduced two years ago.

For the people not in the know, the Toyota Safety Sense is a set of active safety packages developed under the concept of supporting drivers under precarious situations and reduce accidents It also helps in mitigating damage should an accident occur and comprises of several functions including Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB).

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The PCS aids in preventing and mitigating collisions with vehicles and pedestrians ahead while the LDA makes sure the vehicles do not depart from their lanes. The Automatic High Beam (AHB), on the other hand, ensures optimal forward visibility during night travel. So, what is new in the updated system for 2018? The second-generation Toyota Safety Sense continues to utilise the single-lens camera and millimeter-wave radar used in Toyota Safety Sense P.

However, it will be further enhanced to prevent accidents and reduce number of deaths and injuries from traffic accidents. It includes expansion of the scope of hazard detection and improving performance of the camera and radar while utilising the advanced driving support feature called Lane Tracing Assist (LTA).The current system does not detect nighttime pedestrians and cyclists and adding these to the scope further broadens protection from severe accidents.

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The second-gen Toyota Safety Sense will be progressively rolled out mainly in Japan, North America, and Europe via new models being launched at the beginning of 2018. Toyota is planning to roll out the safety package in other regions once the usage environment in each region is evaluated. It could be rolled out either as a standard or optional configuration of the first-generation Toyota Safety Sense in almost all passenger cars in Japan, North America and Europe has recently been completed.

Toyota says a total of five million vehicles worldwide are fitted with Toyota Safety Sense. Resultantly, in actual traffic conditions, effects of accident reduction can be seen such as an approx 50 percent reduction in rear-end collisions and an estimated 90 percent in combination with the Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS).