"Whiplash" refers to injuries that occur to occupants during low speed rear crashes and reflects relative movement between head and torso. The body-driven Active Headrest is designed to keep the relative position between head and torso as the body sinks in the seat and thus protect the occupant from possible injury.
How does it work?
- During impact the body moves in the seat
- The pelvis pushes the actuator plate
- The cable transfers the movement from actuator to mechanism within the headrest
- The front part of the headrest moves forward to better support the head
- Provides additional protection in the event of a collision
- Advanced, class-leading safety package aids occupant peace of mind
Read more about Toyota's safety rating results on the Euro NCAP website.