Toyota Safety Sense

Pre-Collision Safety system

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Imagine having an extra set of eyes on the road

Using your vehicle’s built-in camera or radar, the Pre-Collision Safety (PCS) system has been designed to alert you when a frontal collision is likely[S1][J11].

Some new models even feature PCS with Pedestrian Detection (which, depending on your vehicle, may be effective during the day and/or at night)[S1][J11] and PCS with Cyclist Detection (effective during the day only) to help you avoid or reduce the severity of a collision[S1][J11].

How it works



If a potential collision is detected, the system will sound a buzzer and display the word “BRAKE” on your Toyota’s Multi-Information Display (behind the steering wheel) or Head-Up display if you have one.



Once you’ve hit the brakes, the system will check whether you’ve applied enough pressure. If you haven’t, it may add a little extra to avoid or reduce the severity of a collision.



If the hazard is too close, the Pre-Collision Brake (PB) system will activate, applying a large amount of pressure to help you stop sooner and minimise any damage.


Pedestrian, bike and intersection detection.

Select Toyota vehicles will have the capacity to detect pedestrians and cyclists[S1] (available in daylight only), and will also help avoid collisions when turning across intersections.

Stay alert

Even when you’re driving a vehicle that uses PCS with Pedestrian Detection Technology, you must always remain aware of your surroundings – especially as pedestrians and cyclists aren’t always easy to see.

Here's a list of some of the things that might impact the operation of your PCS system:

  • Low or harsh light
  • People who may be obstructed from view
  • Certain clothing or movement that obscures or affects body contours
  • Pedestrians that are under one metre or over two metres tall

For owners

You can adjust the sensitivity of your vehicle’s Pre-Collision Safety system through the metre control switches. For more information please read your Toyota owner’s manual.

Please note: This technology is a driver-assist feature only. It’s not designed to replace safe driving practices.

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Pre-Collision Safety system

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