Collision Avoidance

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

ABS prevent wheel locking during heavy braking and help maintain steering control on slippery roads. 80-90% of Europe’s vehicles have ABS. Active safety tech continuously monitors surroundings to prevent or mitigate accidents, known as pre-impact safety systems.

Brake Assist/Emergency Brake Assist

Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) is a system that can prevent collisions by applying brakes when the pedal isn’t fully pressed. It’s different from Automatic Emergency Braking, which uses sensors to detect obstacles. If brake pedal doesn’t return to its normal position after EBA, reset it. Most cars built after 2010 have EBA.

Electronic stability control (ESC)

Electronic stability control (ESC) is a computerized technology that improves a vehicle’s stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction. It applies brakes to steer the vehicle where the driver intends to go and can reduce engine power until control is regained. ESC does not improve cornering performance but reduces the chance of the driver losing control of the vehicle.

Intelligent Speed Assistance/Intelligent Speed Adaption

Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) is mandatory in new cars sold in the EU as of July 2022. ISA uses a forward-facing camera and satellite navigation to identify speed limits and restrict fuel flow to the engine if the limit is exceeded, gently and progressively slowing the vehicle.

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is a technology that alerts the driver when their vehicle is leaving a marked lane without using the indicator or drifting out of its travel lane.

Steering Assist

Steering Assist is a feature which uses cameras and sensors to detect if a vehicle is leaving the middle of the lane and helps the driver steer back.

Lane Change Assist

Lane Change Assist (LCA) is an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that helps drivers safely make lane changes and warns drivers of approaching cars in their blind spot.

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