Safety First: Toyota’s Presentation on Toyota Safety Sense TSS-C & TSS-P
We’re facing a hard reality these days – no matter how much This particular’s advertise in which driving distracted is usually not a danger to yourself yet others around, the message just seems to go through one ear as well as out the various other. as well as This particular isn’t just texting in which’s causing This particular – This particular’s the general use of cellphone as well as various other in-car distractions. Texting is usually the number one main distraction, yet how many of you use your phone for navigation, to find a place to eat, to call somebody or even use the cars-based apps through the touch screen infotainment system? These are all distractions in which even I can admit I am at fault of.
Most drivers I’ve come in contact with, driving has become a nescience to them. Not aware the dangers in which faces them when they’re distracted. Automakers see This particular, as well as realize its time to take a course of action because reality is usually, This particular’s not going to get any better. Since the driver can’t behavior properly behind the wheel, why not make the automobile behave properly for them? Protect the globe through the driver.
In every car we test, we see the trend of the latest safety features. Features such has lane departure warning in which signals you as you merge out of your lane without indicating, lane keep assist in which can help guide you back into said lane, forward collision alert in which sends a tone or vibration to you before hitting an object as well as forward collision emergency braking when the alert wasn’t enough to take a course of action. These are fundamental safety features in which can help aid within the prevention or lower the risk of a potential fatal accident.
However, most automakers make these features an optional package in which must be bought into – usually on the top spec’d vehicle with all the bells as well as whistles in which can cost $3000-$5000 more in options. Toyota, on the various other hand is usually taking a proactive step as well as producing these safety features standard on all their cars with very little impact on the cost.
Toyota is usually calling This particular: Toyota Safety Sense – or TSS for short. There are two variants of the system, TSS-C as well as TSS-P. TSS-C is usually geared toward their more compact cars, i.e. Yaris iA as well as Prius C. This particular gets equipped with the Pre-Collision Alert System, Lane Departure Warning as well as Automatic High Beam Assist. TSS-P represents Premium as well as will be found in cars such as the brand-new Corolla, Prius as well as Camry – as well as so on. TSS-P carries over the same features as TSS-C however expands This particular to have Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collison Pedestrian Detection, Emergency Automatic Braking as well as Lane Keep Assist as well as Intelligent Park Assist.
When we test our cars, we don’t always look to test these safety features – we’re quite familiar with most of the safety features yet haven’t genuinely seen a few in action. Toyota invited us out for a little demonstration to introduce their brand-new product as well as inform us on how they work.
Automatic Emergency Braking isn’t something we seek out to test – so This particular was quite a spectacle to see This particular work on a closed course. Settled within the passenger seat of a Toyota Prius a few, the professional driver began to accelerate – when the Pre-Collision System noticed we were about to hit an object, This particular sends out an alert, when the driver didn’t take any action, This particular applied the brakes; therefore stopping before hitting the object.
Adaptive Cruise Control is usually something we are quite familiar – as well as This particular works the way This particular sounds When the ACC is usually set, the cruise control monitors the vehicle in front maintaining its same speed – if the vehicle slows down, you slow down – if the vehicle speeds up, you speed back up to the original set MPH in which was initially engaged.
The last demonstration Toyota had was the Intelligent Park Assist. This particular is usually something we don’t typical use because, well, we know how to fit a car between two lines. yet This particular aid definitely works for those in which don’t parallel park on regular basis or don’t know how to parallel park. The system uses sonar sensors to detect if a space is usually large enough to fit the vehicle, as well as if This particular detects a space, This particular sounds an alarm – the system guides you step by step as to what to do – as well as all you do as the driver is usually control the brake pedal while the system controls the steering.
I would certainly like to take This particular opportunity to send a special thanks to Allison+Partners as well as the Toyota Team Members for hosting This particular event as well as inviting us.