Toyota’s vehicles are about to get a whole lot safer thanks to their just announced Pre-crash Safety System. Using radar, the system detects if the car is about to experience a front or rear end collision and appropriately applies additional precautionary measures to ‘mitigate’ and reduce injury. If the system detects a head on collision a sound notifying the driver is emitted, more brake power is engaged once the driver reacts, the motor-powered seatbelts tighten and readies the airbags for immediate deployment. In the event of a rear end crash, the seat backs are moved forward to a more vertical position and something Toyota is calling Intelligent Headrests are activated to reduce back and neck injury. The first Toyota vehicles to receive the Pre-crash Safety System will debut in Japan in the ‘near future’.