Safety has always been a top priority for established car makers like Toyota so it should come as no surprise to learn that the company is pushing new boundaries by rolling out the latest version of Safety Sense.

Corolla APEX SE with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

The previous version, TSS 2.5 was comprehensive enough anyway, but version 3.0 is a definite upgrade and takes advantage of the latest technologies available.

When you search for Toyota dealers in Salt Lake City Utah, for instance, you are going to find models that are bristling with safety features that are all designed to make your driving experience as safe as possible.

Moving forward, models will benefit from a new era of Safety Sense. Let’s take a look at what 3.0 is all about.

What’s changed?

A good starting point would be to take a look at some of the key refinements that have been with the introduction of Safety Sense version 3.0.

The camera capabilities that were integral to versions 2.5 and 2.5+ have had a technology tweak and an upgrade for the latest version. The front-facing cameras now enjoy a higher resolution and the area of coverage has also increased. This means you are covering more angles with your safety camera and benefit from greater clarity when it comes to the picture you see.

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Sensor upgrades

Another noticeable change is to the sensors deployed. The radar sensors and the extent of the distance that each individual sensor is capable of covering have been increased and improved.

Another crucial improvement with regard to these sensors is the ability to receive over-the-air updates. That means you are always benefitting from the latest sensor technologies and capabilities.

Helping to avoid a collision

The pre-collision and pedestrian detection capabilities have also had an upgrade with version 3.0.

The vehicle will use a combination of cameras and radars to search for objects and obstructions. If you fail to respond to these warnings an automatic emergency braking feature will be activated.

The latest version of Safety Sense can now also be used when turning. This can help detect a cyclist or pedestrian that you may not have seen.

Keeping you in lane

Version 3.0 features a lane departure alert and provides steering assistance to help bring you back into the right lane.

There is also a feature called Lane Tracing Assist. This keeps you centered in a lane and also monitors driver activity to ensure that you are responding to system alerts.

Better visibility

Another notable upgrade for version 3.0 is Automatic High Beams.

Using a windshield camera, the vehicle is capable of automatically switching between low and high beams. This removes the need to make that judgment yourself and reduces the prospect of blinding an oncoming driver if you don’t switch to a low beam quickly enough.

There are other features and improvements that have been added with the introduction of Safety Sense 3.0. Every aspect of driver and vehicle safety has been considered when introducing this latest version.

Talk to your Toyota dealer about how Safety Sense 3.0 can make your driving experience even safer.

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