YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Toyota Division plans to adopt accident-avoidance features throughout its U.S. lineup by 2017, said Bill Fay, Toyota Division's general manager.
The division would start the rollout in the 2015 model year, he said last week at a media event here.
Fay was vague on details but hinted that Toyota would gain access to anti-collision systems that Lexus already has introduced.
For example, Lexus features a Pre-Collision System that uses radar and cameras to detect an imminent frontal collision, then warns the driver, tightens the seat belts and boosts braking pressure. If the driver fails to respond, the system can brake to reduce the impact.
Elements of Lexus' safety technology will be adapted for Toyota Division's lineup, Fay noted.
"It's going to vary by product," Fay said. "It will mostly be technology that we have available now" in the Lexus lineup. "We'll build some technologies around that and start rolling it out next year."