All-New Safety Features Come Standard, Here at Modesto Toyota, Thanks to Toyota Safety Sense™

The Toyota brand always strives to revolutionize the way we get around either through increased fuel economy, better performance, or enhanced safety features. You might have heard about one of these many advancements, through Toyota's radio or television advertising: the Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) system. The TSS system is an application suite of many active safety features, which utilize specially-placed cameras and sensors throughout the vehicle to keep you alerted to surroundings that you might not see with your naked eye. Any alerts and obstructions detected by these features are then broadcast to you from right behind the dashboard on the Multi-Information Display (MID). TSS-P is standard now on most new 2018-2019 Toyota models, which are available in the new inventory here at Modesto Toyota. Let's take a look at these features, so you can decide if a new Toyota model is right for you!

Toyota Safety Sense™ Features

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD): This feature utilizes a front camera and sensor to detect if there is an immediate potential impact risk, such as a pedestrian, another car, or other obstructions. The system first sends you audio and visual alerts and can utilize Brake Assist (BA) along with your own braking to help mitigate the chances of collision. The PCS w/ PD can also automatically reduce your speed, if need be.
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA): This system utilizes a windshield camera to detect when the vehicle has begun to drift out of visible lane markings and is activated when the vehicle gains speeds over 32 miles per hour. When you hear the LDA, you must keep an eye on your surroundings to ensure a smooth lane change, or simply focus yourself on staying in your own lane if you do not intend to change lanes.
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB): This system also utilizes the windshield camera and is activated during nighttime drives. The AHB detects upcoming headlights and taillights of other vehicles and automatically engages and disengages the high beams, as needed, to ensure maximum illumination when driving alone and the safety of other drivers when they are around.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC): When activated, this feature allows you to maintain your chosen speed, like many other cruise controls. However, the DRCC also utilizes the windshield camera and rear sensors to adjust the speed accordingly when incoming slower-moving cars or other obstructions are imminent. The DRCC allows you to maintain a reasonable distance between cars on the highway without tailgating or requiring constant braking. The system can also alert you when the brakes absolutely need to be applied on your end. Many models come available with Full-Speed DRCC, which works at speeds of zero to 110 miles per hour and can stop the vehicle if need be.
  • Road Sign Assist (RSA): RSA is a brand-new feature to TSS. It is available on the Toyota Corolla Hatchback model and will be included in many upcoming 2019 Toyota models, such as the new Toyota RAV4. The RSA utilizes an intelligent camera to detect upcoming important signs, such as "Stop," "Yield," "One-Way," and "Do Not Enter."
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA): Lane Tracing Assist senses visible lane markers as well as the positions of other vehicles on the road to help keep you centered while keeping you aware of your vehicle's position on the road via the MID. This feature is new to the segment as well and is featured only on upcoming models with Full-Speed DRCC enables, such as the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Toyota Safety Makes Sense!

The good news is that a majority of these driver-assistive features come standard on most current 2018-2019 Toyota models in our new inventory. This way, no matter which trim level that you choose, you never have to miss out on these crucial safety features. Take a look at our new inventory and feel free to ask our sales team about Toyota Safety Sense™ when you test drive a new car, truck, or SUV here at Modesto Toyota! We are located in Modesto, CA and you can contact us online if you have any questions along the way. Come see us today!

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