One of the highlights of the 2018 Toyota lineup was the inclusion of the Toyota Safety Sense active safety package as a standard feature on most models. For 2019 model year vehicles, Toyota is stepping things up a notch with a brand-new Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package that adds new features and updates to the old system. Check out what’s changing below.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Features and Updates
Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection
The Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection system is largely remaining the same save for a few dynamic updates including better visibility in lower light scenarios and the ability to recognize people on bicycles.
Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Like Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, the Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control gets just a minor update in the overall speed range that the system works in. Otherwise, this system remains the same.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
The Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist feature in the original Toyota Safety Sense suite had the capabilities to detect lane markers. In the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 system, it adds the ability to also see the edge of the road and can employ the same audio and visual clues and/or intervention when a car is drifting out of the lane or off the road.
Automatic High Beam
This system remains the same between both systems.
Lane Tracing Assist
The Lane Tracing Assist feature is all-new for Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. Lane Tracing Assist is activated during highway driving only and can use multiple systems to track the middle of the lane. Using this information, equipped models can actively help steer vehicles to avoid drifting due to driver fatigue.
Road Sign Assist
The Road Sign Assist feature is also brand-new to the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 system. The Road Sign Assist feature actively tracks select road signs and alerts drivers to changing information via cues on the Multi-Information Display.