Toyota Safety Sense: Keeping Drivers Safe on the Road

By: Castlegar Toyota   |   30 Jul 2023

Safety features are and have always been a top priority for car buyers. With numerous safety technologies available, deciding which one to choose can be challenging. However, one brand stands out for its commitment to safety: Toyota. Toyota has always been at the forefront of vehicle safety, and its Toyota Safety Sense™ is a testament to that. Let’s take a deeper dive into this smart safety system and how it can help keep Castlegar drivers safe.

What Is Toyota Safety Sense™?

Toyota Safety Sense™ is a suite of advanced safety technologies designed to help drivers avoid accidents. The system uses sensors, cameras, and radar to detect potential hazards on the road. It consists of two packages:

Toyota Safety Sense™ C

This package is designed for compact and subcompact cars. It includes the following:

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS): This feature uses a camera and laser to detect potential collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians. It alerts the driver and can automatically apply the brakes if necessary.
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA): This system detects when the vehicle drifts out of its lane. If the system detects lane departure, it alerts the driver with a warning.
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB): This system examines the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the taillights of the cars in front. It automatically switches between high and low beams based on the presence of other vehicles.

Toyota Safety Sense™ P

This is a suite of advanced safety features for midsize and large vehicles. The package is comprised of the following:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD): This system detects potential collisions with vehicles and pedestrians ahead. Upon detection, it alerts the driver with audio and visual warnings. If the driver does not react, the system applies the brakes automatically to prevent or mitigate the collision.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC): This system maintains a set distance between the vehicle and the vehicle in front. It can adjust the vehicle's speed automatically to maintain a safe following distance, even in stop-and-go traffic.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA): This system works similarly to the standard LDA but provides gentle steering assistance to help keep the vehicle centred in its lane.
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB): This system is the same as the one described in Toyota Safety Sense™ C.

Reasons to Use Toyota Safety Sense™

  1. Improved Safety: Toyota Safety Sense™ can help prevent accidents by using advanced technology to detect potential hazards and provide warnings or automatic interventions.

  2. Increased Awareness: The system provides drivers with important information about their surroundings, keeping them alert and aware of potential road hazards.

  3. Enhanced Convenience: With features like Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, drivers can enjoy a more relaxed and stress-free driving experience, especially in heavy traffic or long trips.

  4. Lower Insurance Costs: Many insurance companies offer discounts for vehicles equipped with advanced safety features, such as Toyota Safety Sense™.

  5. Resale Value: Vehicles with advanced safety features tend to have higher resale values, making Toyota Safety Sense™ a smart investment for those looking to sell their vehicle in the future.

Final Thoughts

Toyota's commitment to safety is evident in its Toyota Safety Sense™ technology. With pre-collision systems, lane departure alerts, and automatic high beams, drivers can feel secure on the road. As car buyers prioritize safety, the Toyota Safety Sense™ technology is a clear choice for those looking for a reliable and safe vehicle.

At Castlegar Toyota, we proudly offer a wide selection of Toyota vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ technology. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions about these advanced safety features and help you find the perfect vehicle to meet your needs. For more details, please contact us or visit our Toyota dealership in Castlegar, BC.


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