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Five life-saving Toyota safety features

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Five life-saving Toyota safety features

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There are dozens of reasons to feel safe behind the wheel of a new Toyota. Here’s a list of five critical technologies that help prevent collisions from happening in the first place.

Vehicle Stability Control

Safety should be for everyone, right? That’s why Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make the features of the Star Safety System standard on all new vehicles. The Star Safety System is a combination of five accident avoidance technologies, including Vehicle Stability Control, or VSC. VSC helps prevent slips and loss of traction by reducing engine power and applying brake force to the wheels that need it. It’s another example of what Toyota is doing to enhance the safety and technology of its vehicles.

Disclaimer: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.

Anti-Lock Brake System

Everyone deserves to be safe. Which is why Toyota is the first manufacturer to make the features of the Star Safety System standard on all new vehicles. The Star Safety System is a combination of five accident avoidance technologies, including the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). ABS helps prevent brakes from locking up by “pulsing” brake pressure to each wheel to help you stay in control in emergency braking situations.

Brake Assist

What’s Toyota doing to enhance the safety and technology of its vehicles? It’s now the first full-line manufacturer to make the features of the Star Safety System standard on all new vehicles. Five accident avoidance technologies make up the Star Safety System™, including a feature called Brake Assist (BA). Brake Assist detects sudden or “panic” braking and adds the full pressure needed to help prevent a collision.

Disclaimer: Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.

Traction Control

Toyota invests more nearly $1 million an hour on research, development and features to enhance the safety and technology of its vehicles. In fact, Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make the features of the Star Safety System standard on all vehicles. The Star Safety System is a combination of five accident avoidance technologies, including Traction Control (TRAC). TRAC helps maintain traction on wet, icy, loose or uneven surfaces by applying brake force to the spinning wheel(s).

Electronic Brake-Force Distribution

When you’re the first full-line manufacturer to make the features of the Star Safety System standard on all your new vehicles, that says something about your commitment to safety and technology. Toyota’s Star Safety System is a combination of five accident avoidance technologies, including Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). EBD redistributes brake force to help keep the rear wheels from locking up during sudden braking situations.

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z28luvr01    170

Toyota also designs features into every car to ensure that you get to your destination, such as:

the engine

the transmission

the tires

the steering wheel

the seats

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smk4565    350

How about the car looks so boring you fall asleep before getting in it, thus you are unable to get in an accident.

$1 million an hour is $8.76 billion a year, that is a lot to spend on R&D, so I do give them credit for doing that. But with that much investment you think they'd have more to show for it.

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Intrepidation    848

How Toyotas today are designed to be so ugly you simply won't buy it, thereby eliminating the risk of sudden unintended acceleration, exploding camshafts, rust, sludging engines, hoses that were made too short coming off, body rips, rust...

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PurdueGuy    72

$1 million an hour is $8.76 billion a year, that is a lot to spend on R&D, so I do give them credit for doing that. But with that much investment you think they'd have more to show for it.

Well, when 750k out of 1m is probably being spent on Safety PR, as opposed to actual applicable safety feature R&D, it doesn't amount to much.

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pow    106

Um, ok, pretty much every car has this stuff these days.

Volkswagen also has it on every car, but I guess, to Toyota, a "full-line" mainstream automaker needs to makes truck. So they're only looking among GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, and Nissan.

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