Autonomous vehicles are all the rage right now! Who would have thought that in 2017 we would have Toyota vehicles that can practically drive themselves? Our team at Toyota of North Charlotte is going to give you the inside scoop about the Toyota self-driving cars that are being tested right now and go over some of the high-tech features you can find in new Toyotas at our dealership today!
Toyota’s self-driving car
Toyota likes to stay ahead of the curve in the auto industry. One of the recent areas that Toyota is investing their time and energy in is Toyota autonomous vehicles. We’ve recently become the largest company that shown interests in testing self-driving cars on Hub streets in Boston.
Some car companies are currently testing in Boston and are collecting data that they can use to help program autonomous Toyotas and make them better before they hit the N Charlotte roads. Toyota would still have to reach a deal with the city that MassDOT would also have to approve, but this is still a big step! The app car service Lyft said that they would be collaborating with autonomous vehicle companies soon and that they hope to give rides in autonomous vehicles sometime this year. Could you imagine a self-driving car service with Toyota technology near Charlotte within the next few years? Because it sounds like the future is here!
Get a N Charlotte Toyota with high-tech features
Self-driving Toyotas may not be here yet, but here are some of the savvy Toyota safety features you can find on new Toyotas at our dealership today!
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Feel like you’re driving a self-driving car with this safety feature. Driving will be a breeze because of the easy ability to view what’s in your blind spots. And this feature will also alert you when you’re backing up and it senses something in your path.
- Pre-Collision System
If this system detects that you may hit something in front of you, it’ll give you an alert and may even apply your brakes automatically. This is a major feature self-driving cars near Charlotte will have to master before they hit the roads.
- Lane Departure Alert
This safety technology will alert you when it senses that you’re drifting into another lane of traffic unintentionally, with the help of a camera on your windshield.
- Automatic High Beams
Never worry about accidentally blinding other drivers with this high-tech feature. Automatic High Beams will switch your lights between high and low beams thanks to its ability to sense preceding vehicles and taillights.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Another feature that you can find on new N Charlotte Toyotas that are also on self-driving cars is Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. This feature uses a camera to automatically adjust your cruise control speed so that you maintain a pre-set distance from the car in front of you.
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Some of our Toyota model’s Pre-Collision Systems also come with pedestrian detection. This feature is used to sense pedestrians ahead of you and decrease the chance of you colliding with them by giving you a warning.
Head into Toyota of North Charlotte today! See all the high-tech Toyota features in person when you test drive a new Toyota. Experience what it’s like to drive the future of automotive.