Toyota Safety Sense


Promoting a safer mobile world is – and always will be – one of Toyota’s top priorities. Through the development of innovative technologies, Toyota remains committed to ongoing safety improvements – a commitment that is recognized with accolades like multiple IIHS Awards.


In pursuit of a safe driving environment, Toyota takes an integrated approach that brings together distinct areas of driving.

Toyota Safety Sense is a suite of active safety technologies that all work to increase driver capability and control. These technologies can help mitigate collisions, keep drivers in their lanes, and improve nighttime safety as they offer an overall safer experience on the road. Toyota Safety Sense comes in two offerings: Toyota Safety Sense C and Toyota Safety Sense P. These packages are currently for 2017 and 2018 models representing approximately 90 percent of what Toyota expects to sell in the coming year. Toyota is proud to be the first automaker fully committed to making these advanced safety systems standard on almost every model and trim level sold in Canada.


Toyota believes that no matter the destination, everyone deserves to arrive safely. Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) offers an advanced suite of safety features standard on virtually all models by Autumn 2017.

TSS is available in two packages:

TSS-C is currently available on:
2017 Corolla iM, 2017 Yaris Hatchback, 2017 Prius c

TSS-P is currently available on:
2017 Corolla, 2017 Highlander, 2017 Highlander Hybrid, 2017 Avalon, 2017 RAV4, 2017 RAV4 Hybrid, 2017 Prius, 2016 Avalon (Limited Package), 2016 RAV4 AWD (Limited Package), 2016 RAV4 Hybrid (Limited with Technology Package)

Pre-Collision System
The Pre-Collision System is all about preventative protection, as it utilizes a camera and laser to detect vehicles ahead. When the possibility of a collision is detected, this system prompts the driver with audio and visual cues. If the driver notices the given alerts and then proceeds to brake, the system is able to provide additional braking force using Brake Assist. In the case that a driver does not respond to the alerts, and if the system determines there is a possibility of a frontal collision, the system can automatically apply the brakes and reduce speed by up to 30 km/hour to help the reduce the severity of the impact, and in some instances, avoid the collision.

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
With this advanced version of the Pre-Collision System, millimetre-wave radar sensors and a camera are used to help detect the vehicle ahead, and the system is also able to help detect pedestrians. If the system detects a possible collision with the vehicle ahead or the possibility of a frontal collision with a pedestrian, it then prompts the driver to take immediate action and brake. When the driver responds to these alerts, the system will provide additional braking force using Brake Assist. If the driver does not react to the alerts, the system is able to apply the brakes and reduce speed to lessen the impact and in some cases avoid the collision.

Lane Departure Alert
The Lane Departure Alert System utilizes a camera to detect the visible white and yellow lane markings in front of the vehicle as well as the vehicle’s position within these lines. If the system detects the vehicle is making an unintentional departure from its lane, it alerts the driver with an audio and visual cue. When notified of this drift, the driver must check the surrounding road situation and cautiously operate the steering wheel to drive back into the intended part of the lane.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist Function
Complementing the Lane Departure Alert in vehicles equipped with TSS-C, vehicles with TSS-P and Electronic Power Steering also feature a Steering Assist function. This system can detect when the vehicle is drifting out of a visibly marked lane and can temporarily provide gentle corrective steering inputs to help guide the vehicle into its lane.

Automatic High Beams
Automatic High Beams enhance visibility at nighttime without distracting other drivers with especially bright lighting. It utilizes an on-board camera to detect the headlights of oncoming traffic and the taillights of the vehicles in front of you. The system can automatically switch between high and low beams to accommodate the circumstances of the moment.

Automatic High Beams
Automatic High Beams are able to provide drivers with enhanced lighting without limiting the visibility of other drivers on the road. It accomplishes this through the use of an in-vehicle camera that can detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the taillights of those vehicles ahead. The system detects when other vehicles are within close proximity and will automatically switch between high and low beams to provide adequate lighting.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Vehicles equipped with TSS-P also come with innovative Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Comparable to conventional cruise control features, this system can help a vehicle travel at a preset speed and preset vehicle-to-vehicle distance. To detect the preferred speed and distance, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses a forward-facing camera with a millimetre-wave radar that monitors the vehicle ahead and offers smooth acceleration and deceleration.

Toyota Safety Sense P comes as standard safety equipment on the following models, including both the 2017 and 2018 model years: Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid.

Awareness and Education

Advanced safety technologies can provide Canadians with peace of mind as they drive, thanks to a greater understanding of the systems’ power and limitations. Toyota is committed to having a conversation with Canadians about these safety technologies so that their maximum potential can be realized. Come down to your local Winnipeg Toyota dealer to speak with our friendly team, or contact us today to discuss Toyota Safety Sense further!

Safety Video Gallery

See some of our innovative safety features in action.