Toyota has developed a technology for active safety, is able to insure drivers who confuse the gas and brake pedals. A new feature of suppression power will dramatically accelerate if ahead detects a pedestrian or cyclist. The protective system will be available as options and recommended for older drivers over 70 years of age.
It is expected that the new assistant active safety will appear on the production car at the end of this year. First and foremost, additional protection will be equipped with the hybrid Prius and Aqua, the most popular with the age of the audience. However, at the request of the owner of the feature can be installed on any already purchased a modern car. The starting price is less than 50 thousand yen ($475).
Accidents caused by the elderly is a big problem for Japan. According to the National police Agency of the country in the past year because of inattentive drivers in the retirement age on the roads has killed 460 people. At least 17 people were killed by drivers who mistook the gas and brake pedals. In may 2019 the issue of reducing the number of such accidents was raised at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
It is likely that the initiative of Toyota, the largest automaker in the country – will force competitors to develop a similar system. The average life expectancy in Japan is over 84 years old. According to this indicator, Japan ranked first in the world, and over the last 10 years, the Japanese began to live 3.5 years more.
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