07 September 2013

Toyota Trial Mitigate Impact System (M.I.S.)

Toyota is trialing the Mitigate Impact System, or M.I.S. for short. Of course it is better if the other car does MISS you, but if there is a crash this system mitigates - or lessens - the impact. Some say visually it isn't attractive, but as the manufacturer says "Do you want to protect your precious paintwork or not?"

If the trial is successful - and I cannot see how it wouldn't work - then they will gradually start appearing on new models in 2014. I applaud the initiative, but question whether the tyres should be colour matched to the car. Apparently au naturel means impacts won't require any touch up to the tyre. Smart thinking.

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