Toyota dealership in Miami offers automated braking standard on nearly every new Toyota model by late 2017
A new commitment from Toyota makes it possible for South Dade Toyota of Homestead to offer our customers automated braking standard on nearly every model of new Toyota vehicle by late 2017.
“At Toyota, we are committed to creating better ways to move for everyone. High-level driver assist technologies can do more than help protect people in the event of a crash; they can help prevent some crashes from ever happening in the first place. We are proud to help lead this industry in standardizing these systems and bring automated braking to our customers sooner rather than later.” -Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America
Toyota made this exciting announcement at the New York Auto Show on March 21, 2016. In an effort to increase the availability of safety systems that reduce highway injuries and save lives, Toyota is making Toyota Safety Sense standard equipment four years before the 2022 industry target.
The technologies included in Toyota Safety Sense include Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Pre-Collision System.
Toyota Safety Sense includes automated braking technology
The Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-C) package includes several new technologies that help prevent crashes and reduce injuries. The automated braking technology included detects vehicles ahead with a laser beam and cameras. Using an audio and visual alert, the system warns the driver and prompts them to brake. If the driver does not respond, the system will brake automatically to reduce speed by up to 19mph to avoid a collision. The system will also help the driver brake by applying additional pressure to the brake when needed to reduce impact. The operational range of the system is set to help prevent collisions between 7mph-50mph, which is where 80% of rear-end crashes occur.
For more information on the specific features of Toyota Safety Sense automated braking technology, and to find out which new Toyota vehicles currently offer this technology at our Toyota dealership in Miami, please contact us.