A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Toyota Camry.

Toyota to debut updated safety technology with 2021 Camry release

How is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? 

We have recently learned about some of the important changes that will be included with the release of the 2021 Toyota Camry (more on that soon). While reading the available information, something we didn’t know was coming jumped off the page – Toyota is introducing another new version of its suite of active safety systems. So, how is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? The most important thing to point out is that the overall functionality of TSS 2.5+ will remain the same. Engineers and other safety experts really sanded off a few more rough edges of the system which had the effect of improving the systems’ overall performance. The new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ features put the automaker even further ahead of the competition. Let’s take a closer look. 

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The basics of the new Toyota Safety Sense system will remain in place, pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, adaptable cruise control and lane departure alerts.  

When the 2021 Toyota Camry (and other new Toyota vehicles) is for sale at Toyota of Decatur, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection will offer several upgrades. Owners of the 2021 Camry can have more confidence in TSS 2.5+ in low-light conditions. The software will be better suited to detect bicyclists and pedestrians that might be sharing the road at the time.  

Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control can be activated at speeds as low as 30 mph. In fact, the latest version is so well refined that it can maintain a static distance between vehicles all the way down to a complete stop and then resume when motion restarts. TSS 2.5+ also adds an enhancement that will allow the updated cruise control system to pass slower moving vehicles more smoothly.

The Lane Departure Alert system will benefit from new inputs when used within the TSS 2.5+ architecture. Sure, it will still let drivers know if they inadvertently drift from their intended lane of travel. However, the new TSS 2.5+ system will help it take information from the Lane Tracing Assist feature to better center the vehicle in the lane – especially when the enhanced cruise control is activated. 

Customers will be able to see a live demonstration of this technology when the 2021 Toyota Camry is delivered to the Toyota of Decatur showroom. Contact one of our product experts today if you want to know when it’s available.