Toyota launched a new hydrogen vehicle integrated with safety systems, pre-collision systems and cruise control and more, on January 2018.
Toyota’s Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle runs on hydrogen, with an aim to emit less harmful gases. Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe and is easy to produce. The car has an electric engine which mixes hydrogen and oxygen to form a byproduct of water alone. Thus, the car is designed to be environmentally friendly.
Mirai is well-equipped with Toyota’s Star Safety System, a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Safety Connect, and an Advanced Airbag System.
The safety system helps in braking, stability, and traction control. The system constitutes an Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (E-VSC),1 Traction Control (TRAC), 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)2, and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) 4 has a forward-sensing radar technology and an intelligent camera, which helps detect speed and distance of the vehicle ahead, in turn adjusting Mirai’s speed accordingly. Safety Connect is an integrated emergency assistance offering subscribers information about Emergency Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification.
The driver and front passenger are equipped with an Advanced Airbag System. The system has front and rear side curtain airbags, as well some situated at the driver’s knee and front passenger seat-cushion airbags.