How Does the Toyota Pre-Collision System Work?

Toyota crossovers and sedans with Toyota pre-collision system

The Toyota Safety Sense™ package has received high praise from drivers and industry experts alike. It’s not difficult to see why! The system tracks movement in your surroundings to intervene and prevent collisions. Among these, the Toyota Pre-Collision System is probably the most well-known. The system works by using its front-facing camera and invisible laser in order to detect objects in your path and alerts you when it’s time to break. If needed, it can even bring your Toyota vehicle to a complete stop automatically.

Toyota Pre-Collision System

Now that you have an idea of what the Toyota Pre-Collision System does, you are probably wondering about how it functions with your day-to-day drives around the Woodbury area.

  • As noted above, a 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 the obstacle that’s right in front of you.
  • The system takes your speed into account to determine if a collision is likely to happen.
  • If so, your Toyota will send out an audiovisual alert to notify you. You should manually apply the brake as soon as possible.
  • If the alerts do not enable you to slow or stop your vehicle, the Toyota Pre-Collision System may apply the breaks automatically or deploy them at full force with brake assist.

St. Paul drivers know how essential it is to stay attentive while on the Mendota Heights roads. However, with the Toyota Pre-Collision System, you will get added protection to prevent the inevitable surprises that can happen on the road.

Toyota Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

There are different 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.

In vehicles with Pedestrian Detection, another grille-mounted system uses millimeter-wave radar to inspect your surroundings for smaller objects that the PCS may miss! It examines the size, shape, and motion of smaller objects, and applies the brakes as necessary.

Which Toyota Models Offer the Pre-Collision System?

Today, Inver Grove Heights-area drivers can access the Toyota Pre-Collision System in a variety of new Toyota vehicles. For the 2019 and 2020 model years, PCS will either come standard or available in the following models below:

  • 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 which model and model year vehicle you choose, you get one of the three available Toyota Safety Sense™ packages with your vehicle purchase. The features included with the newest and most extensive version, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) are:

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

Currently, the most common package is Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS P). This 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 making a purchase to make sure you are getting the features you want.

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Finding a new Toyota vehicle with Toyota Safety Sense™ features has never been easier. Browse our inventory and reach out to schedule a test drive! In the meantime, you can apply for financing or explore another exciting Toyota technology feature, Toyota Entune™, and how to update it.