Automatic Braking to Become Standard on Toyota Vehicles

Toyota automakers seem to be progressing at an unprecedented pace. From creating completely new Toyota vehicles to successfully launching its new Global Architecture Platform to introducing to us redesigned vehicles like the 2016 Toyota Prius and more hybrid options like in the 2016 Toyota Camry

Now, they’ve set their sites on bringing the future of vehicle safety technology to the present. Toyota automakers have reached an agreement with nine other automakers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to make autonomous braking systems standard by 2022. But we’re proud to announce at Serra Toyota of Decatur, your Decatur, AL Toyota dealership, that the company has set a self-imposed deadline of four years. 

Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America said on the subject “At Toyota, we are committed to creating better ways to move for everyone. High-level driver-assist technologies can do more than help protect people in the event of a crash; they can help prevent some crashes from ever happening in the first place. We are proud to help lead this industry in standardizing these systems and bring automated braking to our customers sooner rather than later.”

The initiative goes beyond just including automatic braking as standard in all vehicles, though. The initiative will also see that the whole Toyota Safety Sense package will be added as standard to most vehicles by the end of 2017. Meaning that when you decide it’s time to purchase a new Toyota Camry or RAV4, getting the best safety features won’t be something extra that you have to purchase, you’ll just have it. 

We think that this news is just as exciting as the news of a new vehicle. When vehicles are equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense, you’ll have a pre-collision system that can automatically apply the brakes to your vehicle between speeds of 7-87 mph. For us, this kind of technology shows us that Toyota automakers not only do more than make cars, they believe in the importance and safety of those who drive those cars. 

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