The 2018 Toyota Tundra will be the first pickup truck to have an emergency breaking car feature. Toyota also announced that its pickup and Sequoia SUV will have a Toyota Safety Sense-P.
Automatic emergency braking has been a standard equipment the past year. However, this safety model has always been an optional equipment to cars.
Now, Toyota is breaking that trend as they will be incorporating this safety feature on their 2018 Toyota Tundra. Consumer Reports reported that Toyota has always been on the forefront in making safety systems for its cars.
Their new models will have a Toyota Safety Sense-P. Toyota Safety Sense-P has an automatic emergency breaking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
In addition, other Toyota and Lexus cars will have a pedestrian and vehicle detection feature. There will also be radar cruise control and steering assist that will be included in their lane departure system.
Automotive News reported that it is not just only the 2018 Toyota Tundra that will get a safety feature upgrade. Lexus, Toyota's luxury brand, will also get an upgrade on its safety feature by the end of this year.
The installation of this new safety features is part of the agreement between major automakers that will take full effect in 2022. Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said that they are proud to be in the forefront in standardizing systems and bringing the automated braking system to their customers.
In the end of 2017, Toyota believes that 25 of their vehicles will have an emergency breaking car feature in their standard features. However, it is important to note that Toyota Mirai, Scion iA, 4Runner, 86 coupe and Lexus GX SUV will not have this feature but they do have a pre-collision braking feature.
This could be a great comeback for Toyota. Auto World News reported that they recently called back the Toyota Mirai because of a software bug. Nevertheless, Toyota's new emergency breaking car feature will have a great impact on preventing roadway accidents.