Tagged: Prius

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Smart entry & Smart start: The Advantages

Now I had previously written about how the smart entry and smart start features work, on many of today’s vehicles. Now I thought to share the advantages of this system. The many advantages of this system include. The ability to lock and unlock your car without ever taking the electronic...

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CVT Explained

There are many cars on the market today including the Toyota Prius range, Hybrid Camry and the new 11th generation Corolla, that have a transmission known as a CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission. This kind of transmission does not have the tradational gears that a normal automatic transmission. A CVT...

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Drive modes explained

The Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid typically come with some driving modes that can help improve fuel efficiency, these include for example Normal,Power, ECO and EV. Normal or Power mode depending on model will increase the response of the accelerator by up to 25%, this allows for quicker acceleration but...

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Touch Tracer Technology Explained

In Toyota’s latest generation of their Prius models they include a form of technology known as Touch Tracer. This kind of tech is built into the controls on the steering wheel. These controls are premium soft buttons. That allow you to hover over each of the buttons without having to...

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Intelligent Parking assist Explained

There are many cars these days including the Toyota Prius i-Tech which have a system known as Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA). This system helps make parallel and perpendicular parking easier. To simply use this system simply pull along a space, press the button and a sensor in the car will...

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Hybrid Vehicles Explained

There happens to be many cars out on the market today that are Hybrid, of course there are many types of Hybrid vehicles, including the Hybrids from Toyota, such as the Prius and the Camry Hybrid.  A hybrid vehicle has two engines instead of just one, which a petrol and...