Supports unexpected braking in case of emergency
Studies show that nearly half of all drivers do not step on the brake quickly and strongly enough to stop the vehicle in case of an emergency (Toyota's research shown in Figure 1).
When Brake Assist detects an attempted panic stop, it supports drivers by strengthening the power (Figure 2).
Brake Assist will detect attempted panic braking based on the force that is applied to the brake pedal and how fast the driver is stepping on the pedal. When the system recognizes sudden braking, it will add additional pressure to the brake.
When your foot is released during Braking Assist, braking power
lessens and regulates the brakes with ease.
Read more about Toyota's safety rating results on the Euro NCAP website.