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Toyota develops crash system

Toyota has also announced that it has developed a system called 'pre-crash safety' that it claims reduces collision injury by 'foreseeing unavoidable collisions to pre-emptively activate safety devices'.

The company plans to install the system into its new models introduced next year.

It said: 'Pre-crash safety consists of three elements. The pre-crash sensor uses millimeter-wave radar to sense vehicles and obstacles on the road ahead, and an electronic control unit (ECU) to determine whether or not a collision is imminent based on the position, speed and travelling course of the object.'

The pre-crash seatbelt will then retract the seatbelt in advance to restrain the passenger immediately after an unavoidable collision is identified. The system also reduces collision speed.

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