Getting into a car accident is always a difficult situation, especially here in Dixon, but Toyota has developed an app feature to help Toyota owners like you get through the post-collision process as smoothly as possible. Called Collision Assistance, the feature is available via the Toyota mobile app and gives owners step-by-step instructions.
Available In The Toyota App
“Safety for our customers is paramount. The minutes following an accident can be critical — drivers are often confused and uncertain about what to do. By incorporating Collision Assistance into our owner app, we can offer help when it is needed,” said Steve Basra, Toyota Motor North America, Connected Technologies group vice president.
One of the perks of this new feature is that because it works through the Toyota app, it already comes pre-populated with relevant vehicle information you would want to have on hand when dealing with the aftermath of a collision, such as your car’s VIN number or model year.
After a wreck, Collision Assistance will urge you to move to a safe location and call 911 for emergency help, as well as advise you not to admit fault to anyone. The app will then guide you through the process of documenting the accident, including vehicle damage, and notifying your insurance company so you can get the claims process started right away. It can also help you find a repair shop where you may restore your Toyota back to its prior condition.
While recovering from a collision, it can be difficult to keep your head straight and remember what to do. Thanks to Toyota’s Collision Assistance feature, your problems just got a little easier to handle.
Of course, it’d be even better to avoid getting into an accident in the first place. Visit Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois, to take a look at the latest Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs — all of which have automatic emergency braking as standard technology.
If you’ve been eyeing the 2021 Venza or 2021 RAV4, you now have one more reason to bring either model home. The 2021 Toyota Venza and 2021 Toyota RAV4 recently earned top safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2021 Toyota Venza and RAV4 are both all-new electric SUVs complete with stellar efficiency numbers, intelligent technologies, and an emphasis on safety. That dedication was rewarded with a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick for the 2021 Toyota Venza LE. The Venza XLE and Limited did even better and both drove off with the highly coveted Top Safety Pick+ Award.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 shared a similar experience. Its SE and XSE trim levels both earned Top Safety Pick awards, while the XSE complete with the comprehensive Technology Package earned the Top Safety Pick+ award.
All vehicles vying for a Top Safety Pick need a “Good” rating in a series of crash tests that evaluate everything from overlap front crashes to rollover tests.
Thanks to the standard Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced driver-assist features, the Venza and RAV4 also excelled in the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention tests with the highest possible “Superior” ratings.
Celebrate these model’s recent achievements when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon to test-drive some of the Venza and RAV4 models in our inventory.
Starting in January 2021, Toyota will provide its Total Human Model for Safety software free for users worldwide.
Toyota first launched this software system, often referred to by the acronym THUMS, in 2000. It was the world’s first software to simulate a virtual human body and analyze crash injuries.
Since that time, Toyota has updated THUMS to include human models of different ages, genders, and physical attributes. The company has also increased the fidelity of the software’s bone structure, musculature, internal organ, and brain simulations. This means that THUMS can now analyze potential injuries to both car occupants and pedestrians.
Representatives from Toyota claim that THUMS is a massive leap forward over physical test dummies, as the virtual simulations more accurately depict the particular shapes and strengths of different human body parts during an impact.
Influential tech for all
THUMS is currently in use at over 100 universities, suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and research institutes globally, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety considering making THUMS a part of their assessments.
Seigo Kuzumaki, Toyota’s head of advanced R&D and engineering, says the decision to make THUMS freely available is an attempt “to further enhance vehicle safety across the entire automotive industry and to help reduce traffic injuries and fatalities.” Toyota hopes making THUMS freely available will both further vehicle safety research and enable users to improve the system’s human models.
Celebrate the brand’s progressive technologies when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota to test-drive a shiny new Toyota model.