posted 6 years ago

New Safety Pack for Toyota Prius

The third generation Toyota Prius now offers owners the opportunity to benefit from even more sophisticated features with the introduction of a new Safety Pack option

The third generation Toyota Prius now offers owners the opportunity to benefit from even more sophisticated features with the introduction of a new Safety Pack option. This new safety pack available with the Toyota Prius T Spirit grade is priced at £2975 and comprises of pre crash safety system, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, dusk sensing headlights, LED low beam headlights with washers, electrochromic auto dimming rear view window and water repellent front side window glass.

The pre crash safety system (PCS) on the Toyota Prius uses a millimetre-wave system and lane detection cameras to monitor the road ahead and detect the risk of a collision. If it judges a high possibility of an impact, it first alerts the driver with a buzzer and warning light on the dashboard. If the driver does not respond, it then activates the front seatbelt pretensioners and initiates emergency braking to minimise the consequences. The adaptive cruise control (ACC) uses the same radar system to automatically adjust vehicle speed to keep a set, safe distance from the vehicle ahead. When a slower vehicle is detected in the road ahead, ACC slows the Toyota Prius by reducing engine power and, if required braking. If it cannot slow the vehicle sufficiently, an alarm is sounded to alert the driver. Once the road ahead is clear, ACC automatically returns the Toyota Prius to its pre-selected cruising speed.