Toyota T-Mate safety tech aims to make driving easier, safer    

Updated Dec 01, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It combines Toyota Safety Sense with new driver-assist capabilities. 

Apart from design, features, and powertrain innovations, carmakers are also working to make their cars safer for customers. Toyota is no different, as it recently announced a new name for its suite of safety and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). 

Toyota stopping at hazard

Toyota is putting greater emphasis on safer cars with the launch of T-Mate 

The Japanese automaker launched Toyota T-Mate, which it says will now be used to market its accident-avoidance features that will benefit drivers, passengers, and other road users. This combines Toyota Safety Sense, currently in use on the brand’s global offerings, with other active and parking assistance technologies. 

According to the company, the move was spurred by ongoing research into improving road safety. Sensors, cameras, and radar systems are being adopted on a wider scale to monitor vehicle performance and surrounding traffic conditions. These are especially beneficial in urban driving environments, where the system warns drivers of potential hazards and takes over control of the vehicle when necessary.  

Toyota sonar readout

A system of cameras and sensors alert drivers to surrounding dangers

The debut of Toyota T-Mate coincides with the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense, which builds on current features by bringing enhancements. For instance, the Toyota Pre-Collision System now includes Acceleration Suppression at low speeds and Intersection Cut-in Traffic Assist. Oncoming Traffic Detection and Intersection Turn Assist have also been added. 

Another new technology is Toyota Teammate Advanced Park. The system controls acceleration, steering, braking, and gear shifts (automatic transmission models only) to help drivers park safely. As an intelligent feature, it can even store and memorize the driver’s preferred parking spaces, even in the absence of line markers or adjacent objects. 

Driver in cockpit

Toyota Advanced Teammate Park can also memorize a driver's favorite parking spot

Perhaps the biggest benefit that Toyota T-Mate suite brings is that it is readily upgradable through over-the-air (OTA) updates, retaining current functionality while introducing new capabilities over the life of the vehicle. 

Toyota says that T-Mate is a new way for the company to communicate the real-world benefits of ADAS, with the industry’s increasing emphasis on autonomous driving technology. The company adds that Toyota T-Mate packages will differ depending on available features for individual trim levels, models, and even markets. 

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For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, and FJ Cruiser. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.

Here at Philkotse.com, we provide the complete Toyota Philippines Price list for 2021- 2022, which we update on a monthly basis. Besides that, we also list the latest and hottest car promos ranging from low monthly amortizations, cash discounts, and low downpayments. 

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Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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