2020 Toyota Corolla LE

The Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) took ownership of a 2020 Toyota Corolla LE on April 16, 2020.  The vehicle includes Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS-2.0), the advanced active safety package that comes standard on the Corolla, and Convenience package, an option which adds the Blind Spot Monitor feature.  When using certain advanced driver assistance features, such as Adaptive (Dynamic Radar) Cruise Control or Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, this vehicle would be classified as Level 1 Automated Driving by SAE International.1,3,5 When using the Adaptive (Dynamic Radar) Cruise Control and Lane Tracing Assist together, this vehicle would be classified as Level 2.2,3,5

I-MAP’s Corolla integrates in-vehicle technologies, including five advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), five in-vehicle information systems (IVIS), and three other features aimed at enhanced safety.  The ADAS features include Adaptive Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control), Automatic Emergency Braking (Vehicle, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Detection), Brake Assist, Lane Keeping (Tracing) Assist, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection.  The IVIS features include Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning (Alert), Road Sign Assist, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  The other technology safety features include Automatic High Beam, Back-up Camera, and Push Button Start.

The I-MAP’s Corolla is in the process of obtaining and installing low-tech adaptive equipment that will suit the needs of those clients who require vehicle modifications to drive. Specifically, the vehicle will have a left and right mounted hand controls, modified handles, steering devices, secondary adaptive controls, left foot accelerator, pedal blocks, and extension blocks. The vehicle will be equipped with an evaluators installation kit which allows the Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) the ability to change out adaptive equipment to find the right set up for the client’s unique needs.

The DRS uses three additional pieces of equipment to enhance the safety, well-being, and evaluation of clients. The first is a secondary brake, the vehicle has the TEENSAFE™ Passenger Brake which provides improved braking sensitivity and ergonomic foot placement for the DRS. The second is a secondary 10 inch rear-view mirror placed in front of the DRS at the top of the windshield which allows the DRS to view roadway conditions in the rear. The third piece of equipment used by the DRS is a 3 inch eye-check mirror, usually placed in the top right corner of the windshield which allows the DRS to view the visual scanning of clients while they are driving.


  1. Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles
  2. SAE Standards News: J3016 automated-driving graphic update
  3. MyCarDoesWhat.org
  4. Toyota 2020 Corolla Owner’s Manual (OM02580U)
  5. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS-2.0)

Related Resources

  1. Advanced Driver Assistance Technology Names: AAA’s recommendation for common naming of advanced safety systems
  2. Vehicle Owners’ Experiences with and Reactions to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  3. Smart In-Vehicle Technologies and Older Drivers: A Scoping Review