What Is Toyota Safety Sense?

Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) (1) represents the latest milestone in Toyota's history of creating advancements and innovations in safety that help mitigate and prevent crashes and protect people in certain conditions. This advanced active safety technology is about to be included as standard equipment on almost every Toyota model and trim level in the United States by the end of 2017 (2018 model year vehicles).

Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) (1) is designed to help protect drivers, passengers, people in other vehicles on the road, and pedestrians (TSS-P1and AHB8). TSS (1) is comprised of multi-feature active safety packages anchored by automated pre-collision warning and braking. TSS (1) is designed to support the driver's awareness, decision making, and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds under certain conditions. Packaged together in an integrated system, TSS (1) features help address three key areas of accident protection: mitigating or preventing frontal collisions, helping to keep drivers within their lane, and enhancing road safety during nighttime driving. Always drive safely, obey traffic speed limits and laws, and focus on the road while driving.TSS (1) will be offered in the form of two packages: Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C) (1) for compact vehicles and Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) (1) for mid-sized and large vehicles. Toyota Safety Sense™ C (1) features three proprietary active safety technologies, and combines a camera and laser for outstanding performance and reliability. The package can help mitigate or prevent collisions in a wide range of vehicle speeds under certain conditions.

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS) - Vehicle Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)

Toyota Safety Sense™ P (1) combines an in-vehicle camera and front-grill mounted millimeter-wave radar for enhanced performance and more functionality. In addition to the three active safety technologies featured in the TSS-C (1) package, the Pre-Collision System (2) offered with this package, TSS-P (1) enhances the operational speeds of PCS (2) and adds a Pedestrian Detection function (3), enhances Lane Departure Alert with a Steering Assist (4) function on Electronic Power Steering (EPS) equipped vehicles and adds Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. (5)

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function (PCS w/PD) - Vehicle Detection & Pedestrian DetectionLane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function (LDA w/SA) (EPS equipped vehicles)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

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(1) Drivers should always be responsible for their own safe driving. Please always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Depending on the conditions of roads, vehicles, and weather, etc., the system(s) may not work as intended. See Owner's Manual for details.

(2) The TSS Pre-Collision System is designed to help avoid or reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. See your Owner's Manual for further information.

(3) The Pedestrian Detection System is designed to detect a pedestrian ahead of the vehicle, determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrians, driver input and weather, light and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for details.

(4) Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to read lane markers under certain conditions. It provides a visual and audible alert and slight steering force when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner's Manual for details.

(5) Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. See your Owner's Manual for details.

(6) Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road condition.

(7) Results achieved during testing using a vehicle traveling at 19 mph and a stationary vehicle/pedestrian; system operation depends on driving environment (including road and weather) and vehicle circumstances.

(8) Automatic high beams system operates at speeds above 25 mph. Situations such as a dirty windshield, variable weather, lighting conditions and hilly terrain will limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually turn off. See Owner's Manual for details.

(9) Lane Departure Alert is designed to read lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner's Manual for details.

(10) Results achieved during testing using a vehicle traveling at 25 mph and a stationary vehicle; system operation depends on driving environment (including road and weather) and vehicle circumstances.