Automotive News Europe reports that Toyota is set to debut a pair of pre-crash safety systems. The company hopes the tech will help reduce the likelihood of high-speed crashes and accidents caused by pedal misapplication. One of the systems uses millimeter-wave radar to calculate the risk of a collision. Like the Volvo City Safety technology, when the vehicle senses an impending crash, it alerts the driver with both audio and visual cues. A new brake booster can then be activated to help deliver twice the braking force typically available.

Toyota also hopes to prevent parking collisions with an additional automatic braking system. Using sonar, the vehicle can detect whether the car is approaching a stationary obstacle too quickly and apply the brakes as necessary. It also features a fail-safe that will automatically slow the vehicle if the driver shifts gears while the accelerator is applied or "abnormal shifting" is detected.

Word has it the manufacturer will debut the tech on a "high-end Toyota-brand sedan," but specifics beyond that are not known.


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      S.
      • 2 Years Ago
      "pre-crash braking aids" Or what I'd like to call..."eyeballs"
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      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Again, doesn't address the real problem: poor driver training.
      kevsflanagan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man I read this in the hopes this braking aid would be the implementation of more manual transmissions. Though here is a though and may be flamed for it. If most of the cars sold nowadays are automatic why not simply space the pedals further apart? .
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      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its about time, those Camry drivers are not exactly eager to do any driving
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      HardmacK
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here is an idea... REPLACE the drivers of Toyotas.
      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Volvo paved the way, but the tech is a very good one. Mostly likely will be a standard item kind of like tire pressure monitoring system given the how NHTSA is keen on implementing gadgets for safety such as a monitoring system to detect cellphone usage. Myself I just wished NHTSA was tough on driver's education and the folks that administered the training to newbies!