Cutting edge technology
Packed with advanced technology - much of it the first of its kind in the world - Prius is all about futuristic technology that benefits you right here and now. In short, it's about stuff you can actually use. So instead of lumbering the rest of us with baffling acronyms and tech-speak, Toyota has flipped the equation and asked 'what's in this for the driver?'. How does this technology benefit them?
Solar ventilation system
Prius i-Tech® features a Solar Ventilation System . When activated the system can power an internal fan, cooling the car inside while parked in direct sunlight.
Park in the sun to keep your car cool. Solar panels embedded in the Prius roof run an internal fan which ejects the hot air that can build up inside your car. This means the temperature in your parked car is kept closer to the ambient temperature outside.
Touch tracer display
Keep your eyes on the road, not on your wheel - Touch Tracer controls are a world first.
In the Prius, any control or function you touch on the steering wheel Touch Tracer controls will show up on the dashboard display in front of you. That means you can search for a radio station, control the air conditioning and check your energy consumption without glancing at the wheel.
Head Up Display (HUD)
The information you need - where you can see it.
Once only used in jet fighters, a Head Up Display (HUD) is now a standard feature in the Prius. Your speed, the hybrid system indicator, and even navigation information on the i-Tech® can be projected on the windscreen just below your line of sight. It comes with controls that allow you to adjust the brightness and position of the projected HUD image.
Multi Information Display
Keep an eye on your efficiency. Visualise the way you drive, and how it can impact your fuel usage.
The Multi Information Display combines an energy monitor, a Hybrid System indicator and a fuel consumption monitor. Together these three displays provide moment by moment feedback on your fuel efficiency, the car's power flow and its response to your driving style.
Prius i-Tech® Remote air-conditioning system
In Prius i-Tech®, a short burst of air-conditioned cool air, powered by the hybrid battery, provides an instant relief to the cabin temperature. In a true world first, turn on the air-conditioning just by pushing the A/C button on your key fob as you approach the Prius. For up to three minutes a burst of cool air will cool the cabin. Best of all, you don't have to start your car to make it work.
Solar Ventilation System
Touch Tracer Technology
Head Up Display (HUD)
Head Up Display (HUD) is a system that may project information such as vehicle speed onto the windscreen where it can be seen at a glance, enabling the driver to stay as focussed on the road as possible. Image shown for illustration purposes only.
Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD)
The Hybrid Synergy Drive developed by Toyota integrates the desirable elements of a petrol engine and an electric motor. It uses the spontaneous high torque from the electric motor from rest for starting. For cruising in the high-speed range, it utilizes the efficient power of the petrol engine. The management system carefully selects the optimum combination of the petrol engine and electric motor in order to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Image shown for illustration purposes only.