Toyota has announced that it has developed a new Pre-collision system (PCS) with collision avoidance assist that is designed to help avoid accidents.
The newly-developed PCS is even effective at helping mitigate high-speed collisions, using a millimeter-wave radar to help detect the risk of a rear-end collision. The system warns the driver with a sound and display alerts to apply the brakes when a risk is detected. Once the driver hits the brakes, the system will greatly increase the braking force up to twice the average force applied by drivers. The extra force can be applied up to speeds of 37 mph.
In the case that the driver doesn’t apply the brakes in time, automatic deceleration is possible between the speeds of 9 to 18 mph. The new system has achieved the highest level of rear-end-collision reducing effects in the industry. It will be rolled out in future models and was developed to be used in a wide variety of models.