I think Safety sense saved my 10 day new 2020 Prime from getting a boo boo

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  1. yiujai86

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    OMG! Lucky you 真好彩!
     
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    LOL,

    I think you're right !!!


    Rob43

    PS, Your next 2 new car purchases should now only be Toyota !
     
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    Wow! Looked about like one of those Russian car crash videos. That'll generate a change in underwear. Wonder what was up with that driver.
     
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    The girl driving was probably on something. Didnt wear seat belt, was dressed in a see through top so you can see everything so probably just left a party or somthing. Her head was all bloody and we found her on the passenger side of the car passed out. She woke up and started looking for someone else that she says was in the car with her. She was not on her phone because her phone flew out the window and it was on google maps still running.
     
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    Whew....

    That could of been much more than a "Boo Boo"....I really don't even want to speculate how bad that could of turned out for the OP and any vehicles in the area.
    I was holding my breath watching that video, even after the offending vehicle came to a stop. That type of accident on a express lane, can obviously multiply out to a larger and larger accident.

    Curiously, what exactly did "Safety Sense" do?
    How do you feel it aided you in avoiding the accident....any more than your own regular reactions would of?
    Just curious.
    I hear it beeping ( assuming ) while the incident is happening. What do you feel it aided you in?
     
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    Memory is fuzzy but i think the car braked before I did or is that not a feature? The kia sedona I rented in australia hit the brakes for me to avoid an accident and saved me from a bad vacation.

    Edit: found a boo boo. Light Clear coat scratch on left bumper. Can barely see it unless you know where it is
     
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    Well I don't have a Toyota with safety sense...so someone else is going to have to chime in with that answer.

    My vehicle is only 3+ years old, but in that time "Safety Sense" like features and systems have really evolved.

    I look forward.....hopefully...to the next vehicle I have, offering those advantages.
     
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    Yeah maybe the emergency braking?

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    If SS kicks in on a Prime you see a RED alert that fills the MID. Hard to miss IMO. I was cut off approaching a stop and go intersection by a jerk. I was on the brakes the same time the alert popped up so SS never engaged beyond that as far as I could tell.
     
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    I've had the system go off a couple times but always beat the car to the brakes. However, it will apply the brakes if you don't. But by that time, I imagine it will only reduce the impact and not prevent it.

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    Wow! Just WOW. You were lucky. :eek:
     
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    I'm so glad you're OK! I hope the others are OK, too, but it sounds like they got badly injured. Never underestimate any car crash -- even low-speed accidents have the potential to kill you!

    It appears that the other car hit the reinforced-concrete center driver at about 25 MPH -- the g-force of that crash is potentially high enough to break your neck regardless of the crash-test ratings of the car, seat belts, and air bags.

    I hear a thump about a second before the car starts skidding. It's quite likely that the car that crashed got hit by another car near the tail and lost control; so, this looks like a hit and run. It could happen to anybody.

    Nevertheless, good, working automatic emergency braking is crucial to prevent such crashes. Obviously the poor girl's car didn't have this feature.
     
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    Even with that feature, it is likely she would have hit the barrier as she was skidding sideways.
     
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    She appears to have spun 90 degrees and hit the concrete barrier head on. Automatic emergency braking would certainly greatly reduce the speed of the crash. As I said she probably got hit by a third driver, which made her lose control and spin -- like in a police PIT maneuver.

    It's amazing how fast the Prius Prime was able to stop. It appears to have been traveling around 65 MPH and then it was able to stop in about 130 ft from the moment the other car suddenly crossed in front of it. There was no way the driver could brake so fast given the reaction time of a human being. Highway-speed automatic braking saved it from a serious crash.

    It's a pity that the German luxury cars and many other cars still don't include highway-speed automatic emergency braking, which this example has showed how crucial it is.

    I am so glad I have bought a Prius Prime! :)
     
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