2016 Toyota Prius has new high tech features

PriusdashThe new Prius has many high-tech improvements with a new generation full hybrid powertrain, ADAS, infotainment and climate features.

Toyota improved the look and performance of the display in the driver’s instrument panel.  Data and images are now presented in full color with high resolution graphics on dual, 4.2-inch multi-information display screens. The right-hand section shows speed, fuel level and other basic data and the left-hand section is a multi-display where the driver can select preferred content using a switch on the steering wheel.

There is also a new color head-up display, that shows essential vehicle data and alerts on to the lower section of the windscreen, making information easily readable without the driver having to take their eyes off the road ahead.

The Smart-flow (S-FLOW) air conditioning system improves efficiency. It detects whether the front and rear passenger seats are occupied and adjusts ventilation and heating performance, minimizing air flow around any empty seats. The cabin is more comfortable and also helps improve fuel efficiency.

The new Prius  Toyota Safety Sense P package includes a Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection. The system uses a millimeter-wave radar and a single-lens camera with integrated control to detect both cars and pedestrians. The package also comes with Full-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Drivers can also receive parking assistance with the Intelligent Parking Assist, which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect surrounding objects and identify parking spaces. The driver stops the car before the open parking space, after pushing a button the system guides drivers to the right position for reverse parking and assists drivers in backing into the space.