Our advanced driver assistance technologies link you to the world seamlessly and securely, making your experience more enjoyable and safer than ever before. Whether you’re a regular commuter or just an occasional long-distance driver, our technologies are there to support you. Read on to explore just how our driver assistance technologies can improve every journey.
Keeping Your Concentration
Lane Departure Warning works in the background to sense when your car is unintentionally drifting, notifying you with a simple visual warning and a mild vibration of the steering wheel. Building on this is Lane Keep Assist; after sensing an unintentional lane drift, it gently helps steer the vehicle back in to its lane. Finally there’s Driver Condition Monitor. Designed to detect lapses in your concentration, it alerts you in several ways when it’s time to take a break. The first notification can be cleared from the instrument panel by you the driver, however the second warning can only be cleared by putting the vehicle in park, cycling the ignition or by opening the driver door.
These three systems work in tandem, coming together to help you combat those losses in concentration – and to make sure you know when it’s time to take a break.
Lane Departure Warning | Feature availability is model, derivative and powertrain dependent
Reducing Driving Strain
For effortless long distance driving, Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a pre-set gap between you and the vehicle in front. If it slows, so will you. If it accelerates or turns off, your vehicle will return to your pre-set cruising speed. This reduces the strain of long journeys, letting your car take some of the workload to let you maximise your concentration and enjoyment of your journey.
For an even more relaxing driving experience in that inevitable stop-start traffic, Queue Assist is there to help. It assists you in coming to a complete stop when you reach a traffic queue, easing the strains of heavy traffic. It also makes cruise control effective in most traffic conditions. How? Should the vehicle in front stop, Queue Assist brings your vehicle to a complete stop. Once the traffic moves off again, one gentle pulse of the accelerator and the vehicle will continue to follow the traffic in front once again, meaning effortless motorway driving.
Traffic, it’s all around you
When travelling on or off the motorway it’s vital we know what’s happening all round us at all times. Blind Spot Monitoring and Closing Vehicle Sensing aim to do just this.
Blind Spot Monitoring aims to reduce the unknown and the strains of motorway driving by identifying when a vehicle is in your blind spot. It also senses vehicles approaching at high speed. An icon in your door mirror flashes as a vehicle gets closer, becoming a solid icon as it enters your blind spot. This helps you to be aware of vehicles approaching even when you can’t see them, giving you extra confidence on the motorway and when overtaking.
Blind Spot Monitoring | Feature availability is model, derivative and powertrain dependent
Closing Vehicle Sensing works in addition to Blind Spot Monitoring, and performs best on motorways and roads with free flowing traffic. Closing Vehicle Sensing is designed to monitor the larger area immediately behind the vehicle. It runs in the background once travelling over 6 mph. When a vehicle, such as an emergency service vehicle, is approaching rapidly, an amber warning icon flashes in the relevant door mirror to alert you, so you can take appropriate action. This means fewer surprises and more confidence on even the fastest roads.
Keeping You in the Driving Seat
Using technology pioneered in military jets, Head-Up Display is designed to keep you in the driving seat. It displays important information like Sat-Nav directions and speed directly on your windshield, so you can focus on enjoying your car’s phenomenal dynamic abilities without taking your eyes off the road.
Head-Up Display | Feature availability is model, derivative and powertrain dependent
Designed to reassure, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) ‘sees’ what you see. If it detects a potential collision, you’ll be alerted firstly through a Forward Collision Warning. This is a visual notification on the instrument panel, along with an audible warning. If no action is taken the system applies the brakes gently to reduce the severity of the potential impact. It works by applying a small amount of pressure to the brakes to fill the gap between pads and discs ensuring the best braking performance.
Just like a driver’s vision can be limited by conditions and poor visibility such as fog, Autonomous Emergency Braking is the same. It’s there to assist and recognise when the risk of collision increases but not to act on your behalf. The technology works to keep a safe distance between you and the car in-front as well as protecting the passengers in the car.
Two Sets of Eyes are Better than One
Today’s modern driving world can at times become confusing. So, enabling complete awareness of your surroundings is vital for a smooth journey. The Adaptive Speed Limiter (ASL) allows you to choose a maximum speed for the car, meaning you can focus on your environment. It works by monitoring speed limit signs, comparing them with on-board navigation data. When a change in speed limit is identified it can regulate a new vehicle speed by either accelerating the car up to a higher limit or slowing it down to a lower limit.
Traffic Sign Recognition | Feature availability is model, derivative and powertrain dependent
Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) builds on ASL. Knowing what’s coming up or identifying speed limit changes reduces the strain of driving. Traffic Sign Recognition scans road signs with the forward facing camera and displays key information such as speed on the instrument panel. When activated, the intelligent speed limiter keeps you within speed limits. Busy modern day roads and an increase in traffic can mean that sometimes we miss important traffic signs but TSR aims to help you avoid this.
Designed to bring more to your journey, our range of advanced driver technologies are there to support on those longer motorway trips. So you can drive with more confidence, whatever the journey.