Toronto, Ontario — One of Toyota’s most popular models is set to make safety a trend, as the Japanese automaker announced Friday that the new model year Corolla will be equipped with cutting-edge Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 (TSS 3.0) technology.
Repair shops ought to take notice as this piece of technology is likely to become a common sight for technicians in the near future as the Corolla remains one of Toyota’s most popular models, and there is little to indicate that the model’s 2023 edition would change that.
Previously limited to Toyota’s first all-electric SUV, the bZ4X, and its Crown sedan, TSS 3.0 will now be included in all trim levels of the 2023 Corolla, Corolla Hybrid, Corolla Hatchback, Corolla Cross and GR Corolla.
As part of TSS 3.0, drivers have access to Toyota’s Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High Beams.
An Emergency Driving Stop System is a new addition to this latest generation of TSS.
Several optional features will also be offered to Corolla drivers, including a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking.
Additionally, all 2023 Corolla models will come equipped with a backup camera and includes a ten-year trial subscription to Toyota’s roadside assistance program, Safety Connect.
For the repairers out there, what has your experience been like working with TSS? How do you see this latest generation of the technology affecting the repair process? Let us know in the comments.