What is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0?
Toyota started a trend when it introduced its Toyota Safety Sense collection of electronic safety equipment in Japan in 2015. Soon after, other manufacturers followed much the same course by introducing their own suites of driver safety aids. But Toyota continued to be a fast-moving target by unveiling new iterations of the original Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) with additional features.
As this is written the ultimate expression of the concept is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) that refines the original safety features with new tech while adding potentially life-saving new features.
All iterations of Toyota Safety Sense are built on the premise that avoiding a collision is a far better course than simply trying to survive one. With that in mind, TSS 2.0 consists of an array of active safety features that share the same goal — eliminate as many accidents as possible and mitigate the effects of accidents that are impossible to prevent.
In an effort to accomplish those lofty goals, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is engineered to enhance driver awareness, decision-making, and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds and conditions. Among its key benefits, TSS 2.0 is an integrated system whose total abilities go beyond the sum of its individual parts. It focuses on three important types of accidents: frontal collisions, undesired lane departures, and nighttime mishaps.