A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Toyota Camry.

Toyota updates its suite of active safety systems

How is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? 

Toyota has been an automotive industry leader in many areas, but a strong argument could be made that safety is really where the manufacturer shines. Advanced safety systems have been standard equipment in Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs since 2017, a full five years ahead of the government mandate in 2022. Our manufacturing partner has already rolled out its next-generation suite of safety systems, Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, starting with the 2021 Toyota Camry. So, how is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? The latest version of Toyota Safety Sense will add some new systems, but mostly it will build upon and refine what the system can already do. Let’s take a closer look at the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ technology and how it will protect you. 

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What does TSS 2.5+ do? 

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ is made up of several sub-systems like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beams, Road Sign Assist and Rear Seat Reminder.  

Some of the broadest upgrades made to the new Toyota Safety Sense system come with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. Vehicles with TSS 2.5+ will be better able to protect others on the road like people on bicycles in bright daylight and other low-light conditions where other competing safety systems might not be able to match this performance. Additionally, the pre-collision system will help keep a lookout for pedestrians in the driver’s blind spot when making left-hand turns.  

An array of cameras is at the heart of the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ system. Toyota has introduced Road Sign Assist that will constantly monitor the area around the vehicle to point out important markings like posted changes in speed limits that will definitely help cut down on speeding tickets. 

Finally, the last welcomed upgrade to the Toyota Safety Sense system is Rear Seat Reminder. It has already been made standard equipment in the 2020 Toyota Highlander as well as in the 2021 Toyota Camry. Rear Seat Reminder works by noting when the rear doors were opened within 10 minutes of the vehicle being started. A reminder will appear in the vehicle’s instrument cluster with additional multitone chimes sounding if the system doesn’t detect that the driver opens a rear door. 

If you would like to see the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ in action, make an appointment with a Lexington Toyota product expert today.