The two precrash safety packages are dubbed the Toyota Safety Sense C, for compact cars, and the Toyota Safety Sense P, for midsize and high-end vehicles. In Japan, C will debut next spring and P next summer.
By 2017, both will be in use in most passenger-car nameplates and trim levels in the U.S., Europe and Japan, Toyota said, without saying which nameplates would be first.
The systems will deliver better performance than active safety systems used in such premium models as the Lexus LS, but at roughly the same cost, Yoshida promised. Toyota expects to lower costs in part by using common parts across multiple high-volume vehicles.
"When it comes to improvement in this area, it is moving very fast," Yoshida said.
Toyota Safety Sense C, the precrash system for small cars, can automatically stop a car traveling at 19 mph before impact, and operates up to 50 mph. So at 50 mph, it can slow a car by 19 mph, dropping the speed at impact to 31 mph and thus softening a crash.
Toyota Safety Sense P, the precrash system for bigger vehicles, can stop a car going 25 mph before impact with another vehicle, or trim 25 mph off higher speeds before a crash. Unlike Toyota Safety Sense C, it can detect pedestrians and avoid striking them at speeds up to 19 mph.
Toyota's new auto-parking technology also launches next year. It builds on the company's Intelligence Clearance Sonar system, which is available outside Japan only in the Lexus NX. It enables self-parking in a wider range of difficult-to-park spaces.