Toyota reveals integrated safety driving systems
Toyota has revealed two new integrated safety systems designed to reduce the road risk. These will make it to the market in the next few years.
A new auto-steering function has been developed for its Pre-Collision System (PCS), which works in conjunction with automatic braking to help the driver avoid an impact, and Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA), a system which keeps the car on an optimum driving line and a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
PCS uses an on-board sensor to detect a pedestrian in the vehicle's path. If it determines there is a collision risk, it triggers a warning light on the dashboard, immediately in front of the driver; if the likelihood of an impact increases, it sounds an alarm to warn the driver to take the required step and initiates pre-collision braking force and automatic braking. If the system detects that a collision cannot be avoided by braking alone, and there is sufficient room for avoidance, it activates steer assist to direct the vehicle away from the pedestrian.
The AHDA system links two driving technologies to help secure safer driving and reduce the workload on the driver. Co-operative-adaptive Cruise Control, which communicates wirelessly with vehicles ahead to maintain a safe distance; and Lane Trace Control, which helps steer the vehicle on an optimal driving line within a traffic lane, work in tandem.
After Nissan and more recently Ford, Toyota is also working towards providing the best possible technology to make roads safer, both for the people inside the cars and people outside of it.
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