Toyota Motor Corporation said this week that it has developed a new radar cruise control system with a low-speed mode for use in heavy traffic.

Toyota Motor Corporation said this week that it has developed a new radar cruise control system with a low-speed mode for use in heavy traffic.

The new system will track the progress of the preceding vehicle at speeds of 30 km/h or lower. When the vehicle in front stops, the system will provide visual and audio warnings urging the driver to apply brakes.

Failing a timely enough response, the system will bring the car to a complete stop.

It is likely that the, the new advanced system will be offered in new cars launched this year.

The first radar cruise control system for speeds from 40 km/h to 100 km/h was first introduced in its Celsior luxury saloon, known as the LS430 in South Africa, in 1997.