Toyota Motor North America has announced two new feature updates for its lineup which include Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park. The company says that these features will be available with most model year 2020 vehicles. The former will ensure that if the vehicle is left running for a predetermined period of time, the engine will automatically be shut off. Auto-Park will ensure that if the driver leaves the car without putting it in car, the car will either automatically shift or apply the parking brake.
The automatic engine shut off feature will have an enhanced audible and visual warning. It will shut off the engine automatically after the car notices that the engine has been left running for a predetermined period of time.
This feature will be further enhanced in the future with mobile app capabilities which will send a reminder to the driver. Existing Toyota vehicles have a two-step alert to first notify the driver that the engine is running and then requests that it be turned off.
Automatic Park will also be phased into its vehicles from model year 2020. This feature has been designed to help reduce the risk of roll-away accidents. This feature will be available in vehicles that have electronic means of shifting and/or applying the parking brake. The feature will automatically put the car in park if the driver has exited the vehicle without doing so.
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