Toyota’s goal: Zero Traffic Fatalities

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Here at Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy, safety is one of the top reasons we specialize in Toyota vehicles. We are seriously impressed with Toyota’s commitment to manufacture safer vehicles, and after learning about their Integrated Safety Management Concept, we think you will be too. Since they introduced this program back in 2006, their stated goal has been no joke, to someday eliminate all injuries and fatalities caused by traffic accidents. All injuries and fatalities.

Impossible? Well… maybe not.

Take a look at just a few of the concepts Toyota is working on to make driving safer for you and your loved ones:

  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar: When backing in or pulling out of a parking space, a sonar signal detects when you are about to collide with something, like a wall or another car, and hits the brakes.
  • Drive-Start Control: This system monitors your shifting patterns, and is able to prevent you from accidentally shifting into reverse and accelerating when you meant to shift into drive.
  • Pre-Collision System: The system uses millimeter-wave radar to detect the likelihood of a collision. If detected, an alarm is sounded, and when you step on the brake, your vehicle doubles the deceleration to mitigate or even avoid a collision.
  • Night View System with Pedestrian Detection Function: A near-infrared camera displays everything up to 330 feet ahead of you. The system recognizes pedestrians and even highlights them on your view screen in flashing yellow so you know they’re coming.

Click here to learn more about Toyota’s ongoing commitment to safety, and even watch some videos of these concepts in action.

We know you value safety. Suburban Toyota Scion of Troy does too. Come find us at 1821 Maplelawn Drive in Troy, or give us a call at 888-711-1560 to discuss the safety features of our models.