An entirely new class of auto technologies called Driver Assists are today’s innovative, must-have systems. In a recent opinion survey, 6 in 10 consumers voiced interest in having these systems in their next vehicle.

Driver Assists help by giving you a warning about potential hazards or by controlling your car’s systems for fractions of seconds in emergencies, the same way electronic stability control (ESC) systems help with vehicle stability. Some Driver Assists also help with parking, enhance roadway vision or help keep your hands on the wheel.

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Controls and Vision Aids:

Can help you drive better in all kinds of Situations

  • Integrated Systems help drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel through special controls on steering wheels, optimized screens, voice command systems, hands-free calling and navigation and concierge services.

  • Backup Cameras on the exterior of your car display images of your surroundings on a dashboard screen. Some rearview cameras also track the pathway of your car as it moves.

  • Night Vision uses an infrared camera to scan the road at night or in low light to help detect pedestrians, animals or other objects.

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Warning and Alert Systems:

Use radar, sensors and/or cameras to detect objects and give drivers an audible, visual or haptic warning.

  • Forward Collision Warning detects other vehicles in front of your car and gives an alert if you are closing in too quickly.

  • Blind Spot Monitoring detects other vehicles in your car’s blind spot and warns you that another vehicle is in the lane beside you.

  • Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings on a roadway and notifies you if you drift out of your lane.

  • Drowsy Driver Warning uses sophisticated algorithms to analyze steering, braking and throttle inputs and alerts you if you may be showing signs of fatigue.

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Active Controls:

Can engage automatic, temporary braking and may allow you to turn them off or control their sensitivity.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control measures the distance between your car and the car ahead. If that distance grows short, it automatically slows your car to compensate.

  • Forward Collision Mitigation or Prevention actively engages the car’s brakes, either to slow your car or attempt to fully stop it before a potential crash.

  • Active Blind Spot helps steer your car back into its lane if you try to change lanes when another vehicle is in an adjacent lane.

  • Lane Departure Prevention helps steer your car back into its lane if it drifts to either side.

  • Pedestrian Detection uses cameras and sensors to watch for pedestrians and automatically applies brakes to help prevent a collision.

  • Backup Collision Prevention helps reduce the possibility of backing into objects by automatically applying your vehicle’s brakes.

  • Active Park Assist uses cameras and sensors to automatically park your vehicle.


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