Toyota Corolla Sport with automatic braking gets top Japanese safety rating

By CARSIFU | 3 December 2018


TOKYO: The Toyota Corolla Sport with the latest Toyota Safety Sense (standard on all Corolla Sport cars) preventive safety package and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Parking Support Brakes (Stationary Objects) received the top "ASV+++" Rating in JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment.

The "ASV+++" performance assessment now includes tests for a "collision damage mitigation brake system that detects pedestrians (at night with street lighting)," a "pedal-misapplication acceleration control device," and "front lighting for high-performance driving."

The Corolla Sport comes standard with the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense, featuring improved sensing functions and a pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians during both the day and at night, as well as cyclists during the day.



Additional safety functions are available as options, such as the Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Parking Support Brakes (Stationary Objects), which helps reduce and/or mitigate collision damage by detecting still objects such as glass and walls.

In Japan, about 70 percent of road accidents resulting in pedestrian fatalities occur at night.

To combat this, in January 2018 Toyota launched an updated version of its Toyota Safety Sense, featuring a pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians at night.

At present, in Japan Toyota Safety Sense is equipped as standard across a total of five models; going forward, Toyota intends to increase the number of models fitted with this safety system.


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