Active Safety vs Passive Safety
One important group of qualities to research when you’ll looking at buying a new car, is the safety features. You want to make sure that you your vehicle is as safe as possible, because you never know what can happen on the road. It can be scary and uncomfortable to think about, but it is good to be prepared. Once you dive in and start looking at all the available safety features out there, you may notice that there are two main categories of safety, active and passive. If you aren’t familiar with terminology, you may be wondering what the difference of active safety vs passive safety. Here at Toyota Scion on the Trail, we’re going to help you to understand the difference and what features fall under each category.
The first category of safety is active safety. These features are designed to assist you when the unexpected happen and they help you avoid accidents. Some features that fall under this category are:
- anti-lock brakes
- brake assist
- electronic brake force distribution
- traction control
- vehicle stability control
Active safety features makes sure that you are your vehicle are prepared for anything the road might bring your way.
Passive safety features are features that play a major role when an impact actually occurs. They help to reduce the impact and keep everyone in the vehicle safe. Passive safety measures include:
- impact-absorbing body structures
These features are all designed to reduce impact effects such as whiplash.
Toyota vehicles provide many active and passive safety features. It is important to make sure that your current and future vehicles provide as many safety features as possible. Toyota vehicles all come standard with the Toyota Star Safety System which includes all the mentioned active safety features. If you are interested in learning more about Toyota vehicles and their safety features, call or visit Toyota Scion on the Trail in Edmonton AB. We will be able to find you a vehicle that fits your needs and your safety requirements.