Have you heard? The 2018 Toyota Tundra is going to become the first pickup truck that has automatic emergency brakes as a standard feature. Automatic emergency brakes have been shown to cut down on accidents. So we asked our experts here at Toyota of North Charlotte to break down what automatic emergency brakes are and why they’re such a great feature for drivers to have on the Charlotte roads.
So what are automatic emergency brakes?
Automatic braking technologies use both the brake controls and sensors to help prevent collisions. Now they can prevent collisions all together or just help you reduce your vehicle’s speed before a collision. The automatic emergency braking system is a great feature to have in your vehicle because if you do happen to be in any type of collision it could possibly minimize or eliminate injuries, property damage or death. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that automatic emergency brakes can reduce rear-end crashes by nearly 40% and can also reduce insurance injury claims by around 35%. Now if being safer and saving money doesn’t sound good to you, I’m not sure what will!
Like we mentioned earlier, the 2018 Toyota Tundra is going to be the first pickup truck with standard automatic emergency brakes. So why would you need this on your N Charlotte Toyota Tundra? Well Just think about simple physics. The amount of momentum that your vehicle has depends on how fast you are going and how heavy your vehicle is. Since our N Charlotte Toyota Tundra is and a pretty large truck, it’s going to have more weight than let’s say a Toyota Prius. So if both of these vehicles got into a collision going the same speed, the Toyota Tundra would have more momentum and therefore would possibly cause more damage. Now most auto makes have decided to have standard automatic standard brakes on all of their new cars by 2022, but here at Toyota we’re starting early by putting them standard on the Toyota Tundra five years early! This is a great feature to have on a road trip.
You may not be able to get your hands on a 2018 Toyota Tundra since their not out yet, but you can check out the 2017 Toyota Tundras that we do have on our lot north of Charlotte! You can get a good feel for the other features that the Toyota Tundra offers like its comfortable interior, smooth driving and powerful look. Then you can decide if you’ll be able to wait for the 2018 model to come out with automatic brakes or if you need to get your Toyota Tundra that day!
So what’re you waiting for? Head in to Toyota of North Charlotte today and check out the Toyota Tundra. One of our awesome employees would be happy to take you on our lot and show you these bad boys in person! And once you’re there, ask them about taking a test drive. Toyota of North Charlotte is located at 13429 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. Or you can give us a call at (888) 883-3797.