Japan Toyota Motor Corp. has been working to improve vehicle safety and ensure the safety of all road users. According to foreign media reports, on December 5, local time, Toyota announced the launch of a sensor-based device to prevent traffic accidents caused by incorrect pedal operation in the old Toyota Prius and Toyota Aqua series, because the above models are not equipped with automatic system. Dynamic system.
According to the National Police Agency, as Japan ages, There are more and more drivers aged 75 and over in Japan, and misuse of the pedal has become a major traffic safety problem. Last year, drivers aged 75 and over suffered a fatal car accident caused by confusion between the brake pedal and the accelerator. 6.2% of the total.
According to Toyota, the device has a unique safety function that can detect objects within 3 meters and will give an alarm when the driver mistakenly steps on the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal. The new system will automatically slow down the car when the vehicle has a retrograde speed of more than 5 km/h.
Toyota said that the suggested retail price of the system is 55,080 yen (about For $490, excluding installation fees, Toyota plans to sell 2,500 such devices per month.