Kia introduces next-generation safety technology

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and tricks on Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 12:20 pm
A photo of the 2021 Kia Seltos on the road.

What is Kia Drive Wise? 

Automakers like Kia have just about perfected the science of protecting vehicle passengers in the event of a crash. However, as technology has progressed, thinking has changed. Now, the best way to protect people in an accident by avoiding the collision altogether. So, what is Kia Drive Wise? It’s the working name of what the automaker actually calls Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The suite of Kia safety systems can be found in a variety of combinations, depending on which model a customer chooses to take home from the Team Gunther Kia showroom. There are about a dozen different systems that comprise ADAS. Our team picked out three that are found on the most Kia vehicles, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Keeping Assist-Line/Lane Departure Warning. Let’s take a look at how these systems can keep you safe. 

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Blind Spot Collision Warning/Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist 

While you are probably a very safe driver who follows all the rules of the road, the same can’t be said of everyone. The two Blind Spot Collision systems can work in tandem to help drivers know when a vehicle is approaching the spot over a driver’s left shoulder that can be hard to see. When there is potential for a blind spot collision, an icon will flash in the side mirror and a chime will sound when the turn signal is activated. 

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go 

For a lot of us, driver’s ed was a long time ago. Remember the two-second rule on the highway? That can be difficult to judge. The Smart Cruise Control system will help drivers keep a constant distance between their properly equipped vehicle and those ahead of them on the road. If the traffic in front starts to slow down, the adaptive cruise control system will automatically slow down. The Stop & Go portion of the system can bring the vehicle to a stop automatically if needed.  

Lane Keeping Assist System/Lane Following Assist 

Driving on long straight stretches of highway can tax the attention of the most disciplined drivers. It is not uncommon for a vehicle to inadvertently drift out of the intended lane of travel. Lane Keeping Assist will provide small steering corrections to prevent that drift. The Lane Following Assist will supplement the Lane Keeping Assist system by measuring the lines painted on the road surface. 

If you would like to see this technology in action, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.