How Does the Toyota Pre-Collision System Work?

Toyota Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection Concept Illustration

There’s no substitute for a driver’s full awareness at the wheel, but with the Toyota Safety Sense™ package, you’ll enjoy additional protection against surprises on Malibu and Culver City roads. One of the most important features in this driver-assistance package is the Toyota Pre-Collision System, which uses sensors to monitor your surroundings, and issues audio and visual warnings if you’re in danger of colliding with an obstacle.

Preventing Crashes with the Toyota Pre-Collision System

The best way to prevent crashes is to utilize safe and attentive driving practices, but since no one is perfect, this Toyota active safety technology can assist the driver in emergencies. The system uses radar to measure the distance between your vehicle and whatever happens to be in front of it. It also takes into account your current speed, letting you know when it’s time to break. Once you apply the brakes, it will also maximize your braking power using Brake Assist (BA). If you don’t slow down quickly enough, this technology will even brake for you automatically. If there’s enough time, it can bring you to a complete stop.

The Toyota Pre-Collision System (PCS) is also available with Pedestrian Detection (PD). In some cases, Bicycle Detection is also available.

Which Toyota Models Offer the Pre-Collision System?

Toyota is moving in the direction of including Toyota Safety Sense™ features on every model in its lineup, but older models may not offer the technology. As of the model year 2019, the following vehicles either come standard with PCS or offer it as an option:

Cars and Hatchbacks

  • Avalon
  • Avalon Hybrid
  • Camry
  • Camry Hybrid
  • Corolla
  • Prius
  • Prius Prime
  • Prius c
  • Yaris Hatchback

Crossovers, SUVs, and Minivans

  • C-HR
  • Land Cruiser
  • Highlander
  • Highlander Hybrid
  • RAV4
  • RAV4 Hybrid
  • Tundra
  • Sequoia
  • Tacoma
  • Sienna

If you have any questions or want to make sure that you can get the features you desire in the model of your choice, reach out to the team at Toyota Santa Monica near Playa Vista.

What Features Are Included with Toyota Safety Sense™?

In the current model year, the Toyota Safety Sense package is available in three different grades: Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C), Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0). Although feature availability varies depending on which vehicle you select, the most complete package (2.0) offers the following features:

  • 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)

Toyota Safety Sense™ P, the most common package, includes all of these except for Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist. Steering Assist may not be available in some models. The Prius c and the Yaris Hatchback both offer Toyota Safety Sense™ C, which includes PCS w/PD, LDA, and AHB.

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