The car industry is beginning to implement vehicle-to-vehicle communication to increase safety on the road and Toyota Safety Sense is one of the first systems to be put into place this year. Through this system, Toyota drivers will receive both visual and audio warnings when approaching vehicles pose a potential threat.
Although Toyota Safety Sense is dependent on other vehicles being outfitted with Integrated Traffic System (ITS) wireless frequency, the future is promising since "the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to mandate integration of V2V tech in future vehicles," reports Left Lane News. With technology like Toyota Safety Sense, the agency believes 600,000 crashes and 1,000 deaths can be prevented annually.
Until then, Toyota Safety Sense will continue to improve with upgrades offered by 2017.