Toyota Safety Sense’s Pre-Collision System with Cyclist Detection combines a camera with radar technology to detect cyclists and other vehicles in the road ahead. When the possibility of collision is detected, the driver is alerted with audio and visual warnings. If the driver doesn’t react, the brakes engage automatically. Even if the driver applies the brakes, the system contributes additional braking pressure to prevent or mitigate collision. As well as cyclist and vehicle detection, the system can detect pedestrians in the car’s path.
Toyota Safety Sense’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control keeps the car at a pre-selected speed, while maintaining a minimum distance from the vehicle in front. If this distance falls, the system reduces speed automatically, applying the brakes if necessary. If the distance increases again, the car will gradually accelerate until it returns to the chosen cruising speed. If the speed limit changes, the system will detect the change via Road Sign Assist and warn the driver, so he/she can reduce the pre-selected cruising speed using a control on the steering wheel.