Active Safety

Brake Assist

Supports unexpected braking in case of emergency

Studies show that nearly half of all drivers do not step on the brake quickly and strongly enough to stop the vehicle in case of an emergency (Toyota's research shown in Figure1).

When Brake Assist detects an attempted panic stop, it supports drivers by strengthening the power (Figure2).

Brake Assist will detect attempted panic braking based on the force that is applied to the brake pedal and how fast the driver is stepping on the pedal. When the system recognizes sudden braking, it will add additional pressure to the brake.
When your foot is released during Braking Assist,braking power lessens and regulates the brakes with ease.

Emergency stopping distance on drying road
(starting speed 50km/h)
*Possible Scenario

Breakdown of brake control in case of emergency