THE TOYOTA STAR SAFETY SYSTEM
If a stereo system comes standard on an SUV, shouldn't a safety system? Introducing Toyota’s Star Safety System“, a combination of five safety features that comes standard with every one of Toyota‘s five SUVs: Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. All designed for one purpose: to help keep the driver in control of the vehicle at all times. Because when it comes to the well-being of you and your passengers, Toyota has raised the standard.
Vehicle Stability Control
Stability Control, or VSC for short, helps prevent two factors that frequently cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles: front-wheel slip and rear-wheel slip.
Traction Control, helps maintain traction on wet, icy, loose or uneven surfaces. Like Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control applies wheel brake individually and reduces engine output to help assist the driver with control of the vehicle.
Anti-lock Braking System
Toyota's Star Safety System for SUVs incorporates Anti-lock Brake System technology, also known as ABS. Anti-lock Brake System helps ensure that you're able to continue steering during emergency braking situations.
Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Electronic Brake-force Distribution responds to driving conditions by optimizing the amount of brake-force that’s sent to each wheel, even below the level of ABS operation. This helps keep you, the driver, in control of your vehicle in both normal and emergency driving conditions. Here’s how it works.
The way Brake Assist has been designed, you’ll probably never notice that it’s there. But it‘s an essential component of Toyota’s Star Safety System for SUVs. ln emergency situations, Brake Assist applies additional brake pressure so you can take full advantage of Anti-lock Brake System.
All of the Star Safety Systems discussed - Electronic Brake-force Distribution, AntHock Brake System, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control - are designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. When Anti-lock Brake System is activated, the driver should not release the brake while it is pulsating. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether Vehicle Stability Control will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.