Safety Sense

Promoting a safer mobile world is – and always will be – one of Toyota’s top priorities. Through the development of innovative technologies, Toyota remains committed to ongoing safety improvements – a commitment that is recognized with accolades like multiple IIHS Awards.

Promoting a safer mobile world is – and always will be – one of Toyota’s top priorities. Through the development of innovative technologies, Toyota remains committed to ongoing safety improvements – a commitment that is recognized with accolades like multiple IIHS Awards.

Integrated Technologies

In pursuit of a safe driving environment, Toyota takes an integrated approach that brings together distinct areas of driving.


Take the guesswork out of backing in and backing up, thanks to a number of technologies that increase your field of vision. We’ve developed Backup Cameras with Guidelines for backing into parking spaces, a Rear Cross Traffic Alert* system that warns of approaching vehicles when backing up, and Intelligent Parking Assist that can park a vehicle virtually unassisted.

Active Safety
Active Safety

Active safety technologies are designed to help when the unexpected happens. Blind Spot Monitor** alerts you when vehicles are in your blind spot. Lane Departure Alert helps keep you in your lane with audio and visual alerts to notify you when you are drifting out of your lane. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist provides small steering inputs to help keep you in your lane. Traction Control limits wheel spin on slippery surfaces when you are travelling in a straight line.

Pre-Crash Safety
Pre-Crash Safety

Sometimes accidents are unavoidable, but we've developed technologies that can predict the likelihood of a collision, take steps to reduce damage and injury, and in some situations, help avoid an accident altogether. Between certain speeds, Pre-Collision System*** warns when an obstacle is detected by radar, then automatically apply brakes to reduce the severity of impact and tighten seatbelts to help protect occupants.

Passive Safety
Passive Safety

From airbags to seatbelts to impact-absorbing body structures that channel impact energy away from the cabin, Toyota vehicles are loaded with passive safety measures. We’ve even specially designed our headrests and driver and front passenger seats to help reduce impact effects such as whiplash.

Evolution of Safety

We're continually investing in research and development to find new ways to raise our quality, working to help keep you safe. That means leading the way when it comes to packaging safety features on our vehicles – so when you get behind the wheel, you can focus on the journey ahead and the simple joy of driving.

Toyota Safety Sense

Safety Sense

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota believes that no matter the destination, everyone deserves to arrive safely. That’s why Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is standard on virtually all Toyota models. TSS is an advanced suite of active safety designed to support driver awareness, decision making, and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds.

Crash protection starts with crash prevention. Packaged together in an integrated system, TSS helps address three key areas of accident protection: preventing or mitigating frontal collisions, keeping drivers within their lane, and enhancing road safety during night-time driving.

TSS-C is currently available on:

2017 Corolla iM, 2017 Yaris Hatchback, 2017 Prius c


The Pre-Collision System is all about preventative protection, as it utilizes a camera and laser to detect vehicles ahead. When the possibility of a collision is detected, this system prompts the driver with audio and visual cues. If the driver notices the given alerts and then proceeds to brake, the system is able to provide additional braking force using Brake Assist. In the case that a driver does not respond to the alerts, and if the system determines there is a possibility of a frontal collision, the system can automatically apply the brakes and reduce speed by up to 30 km/hour to help the reduce the severity of the impact, and in some instances, avoid the collision.


The Lane Departure Alert System utilizes a camera to detect the visible white and yellow lane markings in front of the vehicle as well as the vehicle’s position within these lines. If the system detects the vehicle is making an unintentional departure from its lane, it alerts the driver with an audio and visual cue. When notified of this drift, the driver must check the surrounding road situation and cautiously operate the steering wheel to drive back into the intended part of the lane.


Automatic High Beams enhance visibility at nighttime without distracting other drivers with especially bright lighting. It utilizes an on-board camera to detect the headlights of oncoming traffic and the taillights of the vehicles in front of you. The system can automatically switch between high and low beams to accommodate the circumstances of the moment.

TSS-P is currently available on:

2017 Corolla, 2017 Highlander, 2017 Highlander Hybrid, 2017 Avalon, 2017 RAV4, 2017 RAV4 Hybrid, 2017 Prius, 2016 Avalon (Limited Package), 2016 RAV4 AWD (Limited Package), 2016 RAV4 Hybrid (Limited with Technology Package)


With this advanced version of the Pre-Collision System, millimetre-wave radar sensors and a camera are used to help detect the vehicle ahead, and the system is also able to help detect pedestrians. If the system detects a possible collision with the vehicle ahead or the possibility of a frontal collision with a pedestrian, it then prompts the driver to take immediate action and brake. When the driver responds to these alerts, the system will provide additional braking force using Brake Assist. If the driver does not react to the alerts, the system is able to apply the brakes and reduce speed to lessen the impact and in some cases avoid the collision.


Complementing the Lane Departure Alert in vehicles equipped with TSS-C, vehicles with TSS-P and Electronic Power Steering also feature a Steering Assist function. This system can detect when the vehicle is drifting out of a visibly marked lane and can temporarily provide gentle corrective steering inputs to help guide the vehicle into its lane.


Automatic High Beams are able to provide drivers with enhanced lighting without limiting the visibility of other drivers on the road. It accomplishes this through the use of an in-vehicle camera that can detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the taillights of those vehicles ahead. The system detects when other vehicles are within close proximity and will automatically switch between high and low beams to provide adequate lighting.


Vehicles equipped with TSS-P also come with innovative Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Comparable to conventional cruise control features, this system can help a vehicle travel at a preset speed and preset vehicle-to-vehicle distance. To detect the preferred speed and distance, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses a forward-facing camera with a millimetre-wave radar that monitors the vehicle ahead and offers smooth acceleration and deceleration.

Toyota Safety Sense P comes as standard safety equipment on the following models, including both the 2017 and 2018 model years: Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid.

Star Safety

First introduced in 2011, our Star Safety SystemTM features six accident avoidance safety technologies to enhance your vehicle's stability, braking and traction.

  • Vehicle Stability
    Vehicle Stability
  • Traction Control
    Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
    Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
    Electronic Brakeforce
  • Anti-Lock Brake System
    Brake System
  • Smart Stop Technology
    Stop Technology

Quality Builds Excellence

Toyota vehicles are built with legendary quality, durability, and reliability. Not only does this mean years of driving enjoyment, it also extends to your safety behind the wheel.

Always Testing

Toyota crashes more than 600 vehicles a year – for safety purposes. We’ve developed a set of comprehensive crash tests with a number of sensors at the prototype phase, and with each collision, we examine the effects and make improvements to the design. Repeating the process over and over, we are constantly creating and then analyzing possible collision scenarios.

Checking... and Triple Checking

Take our airbags, for example. Not only do electronic connections for the airbag system have gold-plated terminals, making them immune to corrosion, every single airbag that comes out of a Toyota plant is inspected three separate times on the production line before being connected.