The Toyota Star Safety System™ is a bundle of six advanced safety features that help you drive with confidence. This smart system, which now comes standard on every Toyota vehicle, includes Vehicle Stability Control, Smart Stop Technology, Traction Control, an Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist.
Below, we at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego give shoppers in San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon a detailed rundown on how each of these six features works and how they can help you. Read ahead to learn more!
Vehicle Stability Control
Vehicle Stability Control works to prevent sideways slippage of your vehicle. This feature keeps you stable on the road by assessing your understeer and oversteer tendencies and proactively correcting them.
Smart Stop Technology
Smart Stop Technology was designed to prevent accidents caused by pressing down on both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time. When this happens, this system will recognize it and automatically reduce the amount of power being made by the engine in order for the brakes to take effect and stop the vehicle.
Traction Control works similarly in that it’s also trying to prevent slippage. However, this feature focuses on reducing it in the instance that the driver depresses that gas pedal too quickly when getting going on an icy or otherwise slippery surface.
Anti-Lock Brake System
The Anti-Lock Brake System is somewhat self-explanatory. Sometimes your brakes can lock up when you slam them, in instances like preventing a collision. Any time you press down too quickly on your brakes, or even use them regularly on slippery surfaces, you can count on this system to prevent your wheels from locking up and causing further damage and/or harm.
Electronic Brake Distribution
The Electronic Brake Distribution feature works closely with the Anti-Lock Brake System to ensure that you get stopped properly, even in extreme situations. This feature monitors your driving conditions and works diligently to channel the right amount of brake force distribution between the front and rear wheels.
This feature also helps with braking in instances of cornering. When you’re going around a corner and applying your brakes, this system helps distribute the right amount of brake force between the left and right wheels to help you maintain control.
The last feature in the Toyota Star Safety System™ is Brake Assist. This feature is designed to assist you in instances of emergency braking. When you need to slam on your brakes and need a large brake force to get stopped on time, this system will supplement the force you put in, to ensure that you get enough to safely stop.
Still Have Questions?
As you can see, the Toyota Star Safety System™ goes above and beyond to keep you and your loved ones safe no matter where you’re heading. If you still have questions about this safety system, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego today.
Shoppers in the San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon areas can also experience these advanced safety features by taking our Toyota vehicles for a test drive.