Whether you spend most of your time driving in Boston or one of the numerous busy highways nearby – I-93, I-95, Route 1, Route 2 or the ever-trafficky Mass Pike – there's always the possibility of a collision. That may mean with another car, a pedestrian or even an animal, depending on where you are. But with so many people and vehicles in such a confined space, it's always a risk.
Fortunately, Toyota is leveraging the incredible abilities of modern-day technology to help make drivers safer on the road. The automaker is developing two technologies in particular that would significantly boost your driving safety, both in the city and on the highway.
These innovative safety tools are expected to be available within the next few years, and we can’t wait to bring them to Greater Boston drivers at our Massachusetts Toyota dealership in Wellesley. Until then, here are more details about them:
Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA)
The AHDA system will combine two automated driving technologies to create a safer experience for you:
- Cooperative-Adapative Cruise Control: Automatically accelerates and decelerates based on wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication to maintain a safe distance between you and other vehicles. It will also improve fuel efficiency, thus saving you money at the gas pump as well.
- Lane Trace Control: Helps you maintain the optimal driving line within your lane. This tool will adjust your car's steering angle, driving torque, and braking force accordingly using cameras, radar, and specialized control software.
Pre-Collision System (PCS)
Going to a ballgame, a Broadway play, or a comedy show? PCS will help you avoid pedestrians as you navigate your way through busy city streets, thanks to the help of pedestrian-aware Steer Assist as well as pre-collision and automatic braking.
So how will PCS work? If the sensor detects a pedestrian in front of your vehicle, you will receive an initial visual alert, followed by an audio and visual alarm. After that, the pre-collision and automatic braking functions go into effect and steer assist takes over.