Toyota’s Commitment to Safety

Toyota has a BIG goal. A world without accidents.

Yes, this is a big challenge. But, it’s a challenge that Toyota is willing to accept. Toyota Safety Sense is the beginning of the solution.


Take the guesswork out of backing in and backing up, thanks to a number of technologies that increase your field of vision. We’ve developed Backup Cameras with Guidelines for backing into parking spaces, a Rear Cross Traffic Alert* system that warns of approaching vehicles when backing up, and Intelligent Parking Assist that can park a vehicle virtually unassisted.

Active Safety

Active safety technologies are designed to help when the unexpected happens. Blind Spot Monitor** alerts you when vehicles are in your blind spot. Lane Departure Alert helps keep you in your lane with audio and visual alerts to notify you when you are drifting out of your lane. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist provides small steering inputs to help keep you in your lane. Traction Control limits wheel spin on slippery surfaces when you are travelling in a straight line. Vehicle Stability Controlhelps maintain control on slippery surfaces by reducing engine power and applying necessary brake force automatically. Anti-lock Brakes prevent wheel lock during a sudden stop by applying “pulsing” brake pressure. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution enhances stability while braking, while Brake Assist detects sudden braking and adds full pressure to prevent a collision. Some technologies, like Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, are so advanced that they can anticipate your intentions and then automatically activate a variety of safety systems to ensure the highest possible level of vehicle control and stability.

Pre-Crash Safety

Sometimes accidents are unavoidable, but we’ve developed technologies that can predict the likelihood of a collision, take steps to reduce damage and injury, and in some situations, help avoid an accident altogether. Between certain speeds, Pre-Collision System*** warns when an obstacle is detected by radar, then automatically apply brakes to reduce the severity of impact and tighten seatbelts to help protect occupants.

Passive Safety

From airbags to seatbelts to impact-absorbing body structures that channel impact energy away from the cabin, Toyota vehicles are loaded with passive safety measures. We’ve even specially designed our headrests and driver and front passenger seats to help reduce impact effects such as whiplash.

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota believes that no matter the destination, everyone deserves to arrive safely. That’s why Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is standard on virtually all Toyota models. TSS is an advanced suite of active safety designed to support driver awareness, decision making, and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds.

Crash protection starts with crash prevention. Packaged together in an integrated system, helps address three key areas of accident protection: preventing or mitigating frontal collisions, keeping drivers within their lane, and enhancing road safety during night-time driving.

TSS P1 consists of four active safety and driver assistance systems:
An advanced active safety package for mid-size and large vehicles.

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

TSS-P is currently available on:

  • 2017 – 2019 Avalon
  • 2018 & 2019 C-HR
  • 2018 & 2019 Camry & Camry Hybrid
  • 2018 & 2019 Corolla
  • 2018 & 2019 Highlander & Highlander Hybrid
  • 2017 – 2019 Prius
  • 2017 – 2019 Prius Prime
  • 2018 Prius v
  • 2017 & 2018 RAV4 & RAV4 Hybrid
  • 2018 & 2019 Sequoia
  • 2018 & 2019 Sienna
  • 2018 & 2019 Tacoma
  • 2018 & 2019 Tundra

TSS C1 consists of three active safety and driver assistance systems:
An advanced active safety package designed for compact vehicles.

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)

TSS C1 is currently available on:

  • 2017 & 2018 Corolla iM
  • 2017 & 2018 Prius c
  • 2018 & 2019 Yaris Hatchback

TSS C with Pedestrian Detection is currently available on:

  • 2019 Prius c

TSS 2.0 builds on TSS P and consists of six active safety and driver assistance systems.
Toyota’s newest advanced active safety system

  • Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-Light Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, plus Daytime Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection (LDA)
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Lane Trace Assist
  • Full Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

TSS 2.0 is currently available on:

  • 2019 Corolla Hatchback
  • 2019 RAV4 & RAV4 Hybrid
  • Coming soon on more 2020 MY models

Every Toyota comes with the Star Safety System.

At Toyota, we know that your peace of mind while driving is paramount. That’s why we were the first full line manufacturer to introduce our Star Safety SystemTM as standard equipment with its six advanced accident avoidance technologies – including ABS, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control and more.

  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Smart Stop Technology

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