Equipped with safety features at every driving stage for greater security.

The "Integrated Safety Management Concept" pursues a higher level of safety by linking each individual safety technology system equipped on vehicles. We hope to achieve a vehicle that causes no accidents by implementing safety technologies and developing automobiles that communicate with road infrastructure and surrounding vehicles.
In the "Integrated Safety Management Concept", driving circumstances are classified by the intensity of possible dangers.
Toyota pursues its goal to create a vehicle that causes no accidents by supporting the driver in each stage of driving (Parking, Active Safety, Pre-Collision Safety, Passive Safety and Rescue) and integrating each system.

01 Technology that Supports Parking

 

Detects Objects by Ultrasonic Waves Clearance Sonar

The ultrasonic wave sensor is built into the corners of the bumper. It detects the distance to objects and notifies the driver with sound and display lamp alerts.
There also is a steering-sensor that uses the steering maneuver and angle. It detects the distance of approaching obstacles and notifies a driver by a clearance sonar indication light and buzzer.

Supports Garage Parking Back Guide Monitor

When backing up the vehicle, please check your surroundings and confirm your safety.
The camera installed on the rear side of the vehicle displays the view when backing into a garage.
A guidance line appears according to how the steering wheel is operated. By letting the driver confirm the parking space into which they are backing, this equipment helps the driver park smoothly.

Supports Parking Maneuvers Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA)

This system assists with the steering wheel operation while parallel parking or parking in garages.
When the driver sets the designed parking position on the monitor, the system assists the steering wheel operation.
Even if the driver is not good at parking, they will be able to park their car more smoothly.

02 Avoid Dangerous Situations and Prevent Accidents with Toyota's Active Safety Technology

 

Making long highway drives easier and less tiring by maintaining a safe distance with the vehicle ahead Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

While staying within a preset speed range, the system maintains an appropriate distance between vehicles, helping make long highway drives less tiring. The system operates at all speeds, enabling to follow the vehicle ahead in low speed. This, in turn, helps reduce driver fatigue even in traffic congestion.

Helps keep drivers within lanes Lane Keeping Assist

According to NHTSA's data, the 37% of all transportation fatalities in USA are caused by running off from the road. (Figure1)

Lane Keeping Assist technology is designed to alert the driver when the system detects that the vehicle is about to deviate from a traffic lane. The system can also work in conjunction with the Radar Cruise Control system to help the driver steer and keep the vehicle on course.
(Source:NHTSA RDCW-Final-Report-Vol.1-June)

Changes the direction of the headlights based on the cornering angle Intelligent Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

Intelligent AFS redirects low-beam headlamp units in accordance with the steering angle and vehicle speed at night to improve visibility during cornering.

Warning the driver when the vehicle deviates from its lane. Lane Departure Alert (LDA)

This system alerts the alerts the driver if their vehicle deviates from its lane. The onboard single lens camera detects the vehicle’s position relative to the white or yellow lane markings, and when the car begins to leave its lane without turn signal activation, the driver is warned with an audible and visual alert.

Switching automatically between high and low beams to ensure excellent forward visibility during nighttime driving Automatic High Beam (AHB)

AHB detects nearby light sources such as the headlights or tail lights of vehicles ahead. The system automatically switches between high beams and low beams to ensure optimum nighttime visibility. This also helps vehicles detect pedestrians at night from further away.

Integrated control of "Drive, Turn and Stop" and maintains driving stability Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)

The goal of VDIM is to provide stability of the vehicle based on vehicle performance control technology. Great passive safety and ideal maneuverability plus driving stability are fundamental elements of success.

03 Pre-Collision

 

Warning the driver about potential collisions Alerts

When a potential collision is detected, immediate audible visual warnings are made to assist collision avoidance maneuvering.

Assisting braking Pre-collision Brake Assist (PBA)

The system assists braking to help prevent or mitigate the collision.

Automated braking Pre-collision Brake

When the vehicle determines that a collision is unavoidable, the brakes are automatically engaged to help prevent or mitigate the collision.

04 Passive Safety Technology Decreases the Damage from Collisions

 

GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment)

The safety assessment GOA, original to Toyota, aims to be the top level in the world.
Toyota's world top level collision Safety Performance goals comply to regulations of international standards and utilize third-party evaluations. These unique internal company goals reflect actual on-going/current automobile accidents on the roads.
This has been Toyota's philosophy since 1995, as Toyota strives to stay at the top level and constantly evolves its performance goals.
Passive safety, based on the concept of this ""GOA"" and raises real-world safety in various accidents.

Passive Safety Body Structure

The suppression of cabin intrusion and absorption of impact are effective in reducing injury of occupants during a collision.
According to data, the rate of severe injuries increases dramatically past a certain threshold of cabin intrusion.
Using a highly efficient, impact-absorbing body structure and a high-strength cabin, Toyota has designed a collision safety body to preserve residual space for passengers and help reduce injury during a collision.

Seatbelt with Pretensioner and Force Limiter Seat Belt

A seatbelt effectively controls the movement of the occupants within the limited cabin space and is designed to reduce the impact on their chests. Seatbelts are designed to maintain comfort during a normal drive, but they will firmly restrain occupants during a collision.

Restraint System (SRS) Airbag

The SRS Airbag System is designed to supplement the seatbelt system and improve occupant protection in certain type of crushes.
Airbags supplement the seat belt and enhance passenger safety in certain types of collision.
All kinds of airbags were developed and adopted, including Driver's side Airbag (1989), Passenger side Airbag (1992), Side Airbag (1996), Side Curtain Airbag (1998) and Knee Airbag (2002).

Helps reduce risk of whiplash neck injuries in lower speed rear-end collisions Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) Concept Seat

Approximately 53% of passenger car injury accidents in Japan are rear-end collisions, and approximately 90% of these injuries are neck injuries, including whiplash.
Seats incorporating the WIL (Whiplash Injury Lessening) concept are designed to cushion the passenger's head and chest simultaneously, helping to minimize injuries in lower speed collisions.

05 Rescue

 

Help Net

In certain types of severe frontal or side collisions, the front or side airbags immediately are activated. At the same time, the location information of the vehicle is automatically transmitted to the emergency dispatch service center (Help Net Center), if the vehicle is in cellular service range. The operator communicates with passengers in the vehicle and to get additional emergency information.
The system can automatically contact authorities (police department / fire department) in the vicinity, which substantially shortens the time to relay information.
Shortening response time reduces the number of traffic accident fatalities and the severity of injuries. In addition, it helps prevent secondary accidents and decreases traffic jams. (Emergency Dispatch Service (Help Net) is standard equipment for Toyota vehicles with G-BOOK mX, G-BOOK ALPHA and Lexus G-LINK…, only in Japan)

*Note – The service may vary depending on the country/region

Toyota is striving towards the realization of a society with zero casualties from traffic accidents, based on its Integrated Safety Management Concept.

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