Toyota developing Pre-Collision System to avoid collisions even if the driver forgets to apply brakes!
Toyota is aiming to develop vehicles less likely to be involved in accidents, including vehicles fitted with advanced PCS technologies. In contrast to Toyota’s current Pre-Collision System (PCS), which is designed to predict collisions under certain situations and aims to reduce collision damage, the PCS under development is designed to aid in avoiding collisions. The system uses millimeter-wave radar and stereo cameras to detect pedestrians and vehicles in front. In addition, the system emits near-infrared beams to enhance visibility at night.
This new PCS is designed to avoid collisions should the driver not apply the brakes, though the effectiveness of the PCS depends on the driving environment and circumstances. Toyota technologies are aimed at increasing safety for pedestrians and elderly drivers, as part of its initiatives to eliminate traffic casualties.