Toyota TSS-P Safety Package Technology Award
Every few years, it seems like priorities subtly shift for vehicle owners. On today’s roads, connectivity seems to be the most important. But for decades now one priority has remained unchanged, and that is a dedication from automakers to designing the safest vehicles possible. Each year technologies get more and more advanced, and the roads become a safer place for everyone. We’re proud to know that Toyota is one of the industry leaders in that regard, as was just proven when the Toyota TSS-P safety package won a technology award from the New England Motor Press Association.
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The New England Motor Press Association held its sixth-annual conference and banquet at the MIT media lab a few days ago. At the banquet, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was recognized with a Winter Vehicle award in the Green Midsize Crossover category and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma received the same in the Green Compact Pickup Truck category. But more importantly, the TSS-P safety package was awarded the Yankee Cup Technology Award, being recognized for its significance in collision mitigation.
TSS-P Safety Features
The TSS-P safety package includes features like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection Function, which is essential in most new vehicles as a way to help completely avoid accidental head-on collisions. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist Function works in a similar fashion, helping to avoid sideways collisions by keeping a vehicle in its lane. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control works in conjunction with PCS, enhancing the standard cruise function by allowing drivers to set a desired following distance in addition to a set speed. And lastly, Automatic High Beams means no more fiddling with your brights on dark country roads, and more importantly no more accidentally blinding vehicles in front of you.
The TSS-P is the more advanced of two Toyota Safety Sense packages, but both are helping to improve the safety of our roads in a huge way. We’re happy to be able to offer vehicles with these features included, and if you’re wondering which vehicles come equipped with what, feel free to give us a call.