Kluger : February 2012
Active Braking with intelligence (AB-i) Active Braking with intelligence is a braking package incorporating Anti-skid Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Anti-skid Braking System (ABS) ABS allows the driver to continue to steer around an obstacle under emergency braking. It prevents the wheels from skidding by rapidly 'pulsing' each brake independently, helping the driver retain control of steering whilst minimising the stopping distance. Brake Assist (BA) Designed to assist the driver in emergency braking situations, BA interprets a quick hard push of the brake pedal as emergency braking and supplements the braking power so that the car slows more rapidly. Driver Assist Technology (DAT) DAT is the collective term for Toyota's active safety technologies such as VSC, TRC and AB-i. These technologies optimise the level of steering, braking response and grip on the road and provide enhanced control to avoid accidents. Audio Visual Navigation (AVN)1 DVD Satellite Navigation lets you know exactly where you are and how to get to where you want to go via on-screen maps and spoken directions. Using a DVD-ROM provides faster route search time and more map storage capacity than traditional CD-ROM based systems. Downhill Assist Control (DAC) Electronically controlled system designed to help prevent the vehicle slipping sideways during steep oﬀ-road hill descents. It provides 'feet oﬀ' driving down a steep incline. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) EBD minimises stopping distances by maximising braking power to the wheels with the most grip. This is eﬀective when the vehicle's stability is unsettled due to a sudden swerve when braking or when you're braking with a load in the boot or with passengers in the rear. It recognises this and adjusts the brake-force, wheel by wheel as required to ensure maximum braking ability is delivered at all times. Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT) Electronic control of the automatic transmissions has created a raft of breakthroughs in driving comfort and vehicle eﬃciency. ECT helps to ensure optimal gear change timing according to throttle position with vehicle load and judges the most suitable time to initiate torque converter lock-up for increased fuel economy, and networks with the engine's computer. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) Prevents the vehicle rolling downhill when starting oﬀ. It is particularly helpful on low traction surfaces and when driving oﬀ-road. Traction Control (TRC) TRC is a safety technology that senses when a wheel slips under acceleration and brakes each wheel independently and reduces engine power, distributing appropriate power to the wheel with the greatest traction. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) VSC prevents loss of control by dampening understeer (front wheel sideways skid) and oversteer (rear wheel sideways skid). Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) VVT-i is a technology that maximises engine performance by optimising the timing of the air intake (and in dual VVT-i engines, exhaust) depending on whether you are accelerating, cruising, passing or just idling. Technical terms. Grande model shown in Graphite. KX-R model shown in Silver Pearl. 1 Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks, as well as oﬀering some coverage in regional areas. AVN standard on Grande, available as an accessory on KX-R and KX-S.