Two ADAS systems – Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Pre-Crash, both based on Lexus technology, will be available on select Prius models from July.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control ensures the car will automatically maintain the driver’s preferred distance from the vehicle ahead – short, medium or long. If further deceleration is required, an alarm alerts the driver to intervene and apply the brakes.
The Pre-Crash system uses the radar sensor to track the relative speed, distance and angle to objects ahead of the new Prius. If the system determines a crash is imminent, a warning buzzer alerts the driver to avoid the collision. In an extreme situation, when a crash is unavoidable, it will apply the brakes even if the driver has not touched the brake pedal.