The Miami Auto show kicks off the auto show season this week instead of the traditional November date in the Magic city. If you are in the market for a new car or are a car enthusiast, you have until September 18th to visit the show. We did go already, as part of our partnership with Toyota. It was the perfect time for us to Wrap our heads around Safety Technology to Drive Carefree.
Learning About Safety Technology to Drive Carefree
The Toyota celebration is focused on safety and gold. Did you know that the Toyota Corolla has been in the market for 50 years? A golden anniversary that speaks volumes about our love affair with a reliable car that surely makes part of your family history.
#ToyotaLovesFamilies and it shows.
Thinking about the youngest and oldest drivers in the family, Toyota has put together a series of resources, tools, seminar and talks to help parents teach teens how to be a safe driver. By the same token, there are a couple of tools to help experienced mature drivers brush up on their driving skills.
Toyota Safety Sense
Driving the Toyota Avalon for a week, my drive had become more stress-free thanks to features that prevent accidents and help you be a better, safer driver. I am talking about things like the automatic high beams or the lane departure alert. At the Miami Auto Show, I was impressed to learn that Toyota has been hard at work to bring Toyota Safety sense to us. Many of the components of the Toyota Safety Sense program might not be that obvious. That is because they become an integral part of our daily driving like the or because we won’t see them until an accident is imminent. The Toyota booth gives us the chance to ask questions and get intimate with the Toyota Safety Sense program. Not a bad idea to do, since starting in 2017 most Toyota models will have it. Are your ready for Standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection?
It is not only about asking and learning, it is also about experiencing it first hand. You can take a virtual ride with a crash test dummy while using Oculus Rift goggles get a real feel for what Toyota Safety Sense does for us while we are on the road.
With so much safety in Toyota’s manufacturing, we get to worrying about the raccoons stealing our food while we go out camping!
Time for Luxury Performance School
At the Lexus booth, I couldn’t help but drool over the new LC 500h, set to launch in 2018. It is a beautiful sporty sedan that boasts a luxe interior that would be hard to get me out off. While the price has not been announced yet, we now know that it is a hybrid. Just not any hybrid. For the LC 500h, the electric engine will make the car faster. As curious as I am to discover and feel the performance of this baby? Lexus will be offering performance driving schools. I definitely want to get signed up for the one in West Palm Beach! (September 30th – October 2nd).
Soon I will be sharing about driving a Toyota Avalon. In the meantime, go a get more intimate with Toyota Safety Sense to connect with your inner zen driver! Did you know about Toyota Safety Sense?