Graphic of the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System in action

Toyota Brake Assist vs Automatic Emergency Braking

Most new Toyota models are now equipped with some level of active safety. However, it can be confusing to know just exactly what these systems do and how they work, and many are similar. For example, Toyota Brake Assist and Automatic Emergency Braking are both found in the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System and they both help drivers apply the brakes to avoid a collision. But, what exactly is the difference? Brake Assist is activated when the driver is already pushing the brakes and it adds increased brake response for quicker stopping. Automatic Emergency Braking is activated if the driver does not step on the brakes after a warning signal and it can completely stop the vehicle autonomously. Watch the video below for a more in-depth look at Brake Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, and the Toyota Pre-Collision System.


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