Jones Junction's website recently discussed the features of Toyota Safety Sense, the car maker's suite of safety features that come standard on 2018 vehicles.
Seven different features are part of Safety Sense. A pre-collision system uses a camera to keep an eye on the road to help avoid potential collisions. When the potential for a collision is detected, the vehicle will send an audible signal and visual warning on the dashboard display. Brake assistance is activated as well to help prevent a crash.
Lane departure alert detects the painted lane lines and sends audio and visual alerts if a driver strays from a lane. In some cases, if Safety Sense notices the vehicle straying out of a lane without the driver correcting it, steering assist may guide the vehicle back into its lane.
An automatic high beams feature turns the vehicle's brightest lights on and off at night, as needed.
Pedestrian detection also senses when a pedestrian is in the path of the vehicle. It can provide braking assistance to avoid collision.
Dynamic radar cruise control is like regular cruise control, but better. It senses when a vehicle ahead is driving slower, for instance, and automatically adjusts the vehicle's speed as needed. Another cruise-control feature comes in handy in traffic and follows preset driving distances to allow ample space ahead of the vehicle. It will automatically accelerate again once traffic starts moving.