The Toyota lineup is about to get two new automatic features that continue its tradition of practical innovation and convenience: Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park.
Automatic Engine Shut Off will be available with most 2020 Toyota models. This feature will automatically turn off your vehicle’s engine after a pre-determined length of time if your Toyota is left running, helping reduce the impact its idling has on the environment.
Currently, Toyota has a two-step alert that notifies you when the engine is running, requesting the engine to be turned off. This new automatic feature is just the next step forward.
Starting with the 2020 Toyota models, the brand will also begin to phase in Automatic Park. This technology will help reduce the risk of roll-away, automatically shifting the vehicle into park and/or apply the electronic parking brake if the driver exits the vehicle without placing the vehicle in park. Automatic Park will be available in vehicles with electronic shifters.
Toyota currently utilizes audible and visual cues to warn drivers exiting the vehicle if their car is not in park.
When these new automatic features on the Toyota lineup arrive later this year, you’ll be able to test them out at High River Toyota.