Apr. 15, 2015
Toyota Safety Sense Earns Corolla Full Marks in
Japan Preventative Safety Assessment Test
Toyota City, Japan, April 15, 2015―Thanks in part to the first-ever commercial deployment of the newly developed Toyota Safety Sense C collision avoidance support package, the Corolla Fielder and Corolla Axio have earned the top ASV+ rating under the JNCAP1 Preventive Safety Performance Assessment. Reflecting the high level of their preventative safety capabilities, both vehicles are the first in this fiscal year to receive full marks in the assessment (which was introduced last fiscal year).
The Preventive Safety Performance Assessment focuses on collision prevention and impact damage reduction capabilities, as well as lane departure detection and warning capabilities. Two levels of assessment are awarded: ASV+ and ASV (short for "Advanced Safety Vehicle"). From this fiscal year, the program assesses the performance of displays that provide the driver with information captured by rear-facing cameras.
- The Toyota Safety Sense C package incorporated in these redesigned Corolla models features
- Pre-collision System (PCS) with Brake Assist and Automatic Braking functions
- Lane Departure Alert (LDA), to detect and alert the driver if the vehicle starts to deviate from the lane
- Automatic High Beam (AHB), that ensures excellent forward visibility during nighttime driving
In addition, Toyota has priced2 the vehicles to encourage widespread adoption of technology that supports safe driving.
1Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP); vehicle safety information provided by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims' Aid since FY1995. The information comprises results of safety evaluations for commercially available vehicles based on tests including collision safety performance tests, pedestrian protection performance tests and braking performance tests.
2Standard for certain grades; cost as option: 54,000 yen (including consumption tax); includes a feature that detects when the vehicle ahead has moved forward from a traffic light.