Image of Intelligent Clearance Sonar in parking lot and camera view with Rear Cross Traffic Braking

Innovative Toyota Camry Technology Upgrades Safety and Convenience

What is Toyota Intelligent Clearance Sonar and How Does it Work?

The Toyota brand continues to impress when it comes to automotive technology, safety and design. Toyota Safety Sense technology sets the bar high in terms of safety and models like the next-generation 2018 Toyota Camry take safety to another level with the available Intelligent Clearance Sonar and Rear Cross Traffic Braking system. With the addition of this futuristic technology, many car shoppers want to know – what is Toyota Intelligent Clearance Sonar and how does it work? Take a closer look with this how-to guide provided by Downeast Toyota.


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What Does Toyota Intelligent Clearance Sonar Do?

Toyota Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) is an innovative safety feature that makes navigating tight parking spaces simple and safe at low speeds. With an arsenal of eight sensors that are located on the front, front corners, rear and rear corners of the Toyota Camry, Toyota ICS will detect objects around your vehicle and provide an audible alarm when you get too close. This innovative feature will automatically apply the brakes if you continue to move closer. Intelligent Clearance Sonar is a standard feature for Toyota Camry XLE and Camry XSE trim levels.

Diagram of How Camry Intelligent Clearance Sonar Works at Low Speeds when you forget to brake
Diagram of How Camry Intelligent Clearance Sonar Works When you press the accelerator too much
Diagram of How Camry Intelligent Clearance Sonar Works when you select the wrong gear

What Does Rear Cross Traffic Braking Do?

An extension of the Intelligent Clearance Sonar system, Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB) promises to upgrade safety when you get behind the wheel. When in reverse, the RCTB system employs quasi-millimeter wave radar to detect vehicles approaching the rear of your Toyota Camry. If the sensors determine that a collision is possible, a brake control system is enabled to mitigate the damage that would be caused by a collision.


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What is Toyota Intelligent Clearance Sonar and how does it work? Learn more about next-level Toyota safety and technology features that will upgrade your daily commute when you get behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota Camry. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory and experience Toyota technology firsthand today!