Toyota expects to reduce rear-end collisions by up to 90%

Aug 29, 2017 | Same topic: Leading-edge tech trends
Toyota says that the Toyota Safety Sense and Intelligent Clearance Sonar can help minimize the rear-end collisions by up to 90%.

Driver inattention or distraction sometimes causes rear-end collision – one of the most common traffic accidents on the roads. However, the worst-case scenario will soon end as Toyota announces that its Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) and Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) packages can significantly minimize the rear-end.

a rear end collision on the road

The rear-end collision is one of the most comment traffic accidents on the roads

Alongside the attitude of commuters, the Japanese carmaker strongly believes that technology can also do a favor in lessening the amount of rear-end crashes. To be specific, the TSS alone can decrease such crashes by nearly 50%. With the big help of ICS, Toyota feels confident this figure will nearly double to around 90%. At the same time, the company is planning to increase the number of Toyotas equipped with those two safety packages by the year 2018.

rear view of a Toyota Yaris

The Japanese carmaker strongly believes that technology can also do a favor in lessening the amount of rear-end crashes

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Not only that, Toyota also pays attention to study rear-end incidents in parking garages. According to a research carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), backup cameras are said to be more effective than parking sensors in preventing the rear-end. However, the result of the study wasn’t impressive: 56% of passengers using the rearview camera still hit the cutout.

the Toyota Safety Sense

The TSS alone can decrease such crashes by nearly 50%

Anyway, the technology can’t help us prevent fully crashes, honestly. Nonetheless, we still wait for what Toyota is aiming at. In a bright future, hope that more lives would be saved and fewer passengers get injured.

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