Toyota Safety Features: Smart Stop Technology

April 4th, 2016 by

What is Toyota Smart Stop Technology?

Your Toyota vehicle features a wide range of features designed to keep you safe behind the wheel. Some of them are obvious and noticeable, like the integrated backup camera and Lane Departure Alert, while others work subtly, keeping you safe when you might not even notice it. One of Toyota’s lesser-known safety features is its Smart Stop Technology. What exactly is a Toyota Smart Stop Technology? It’s an innovative feature that you’ll be happy to know is featured in your vehicle.

Offered as a part of the Toyota Star Safety System, the Smart Stop Technology was designed to assist with braking in the event of unintended acceleration. While driving, circumstances may arise when the brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time. When this occurs, the Toyota Smart Stop system is triggered, which works to bring the vehicle to a stop.

2016 toyota smart stop technology brake accelerator pedalsSince Toyota uses throttle-by-wire technology, your vehicle’s computer can easily reduce engine power when both pedals are pressed down to help bring your vehicle to a safe stop. The system is also able to tell when the brake pedal was pressed first, so the system will not activate during hill starts

Like we said earlier, this is the type of system you may not notice, but is definitely good to have. The system comes in handy in circumstances that may otherwise cause you to lose control of your vehicle. For example, should your gas pedal should for some reason become jammed, pressing down on the brakes will cancel out any acceleration from the car, keeping you in control of the vehicle.

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What is the Toyota Star Safety System?

The Toyota Star Safety System is a collection of safety features that work together to provide Toyota owners with excellent driver and passenger safety. Along with the Smart Stop Technology, the Toyota Star Safety System also features Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Anti-Lock Brake System, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control.

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If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of one of the many Toyota vehicles that are available with Smart Stop Technology and the Toyota Star Safety System, be sure to take a look at our inventory here at Don Jacobs Toyota. We have a selection of models available for you to choose from, so we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that suits you.

You can also feel free to contact us here on our site with any questions or to schedule a test drive in the vehicle of your choice.

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