Lane Departure Warning uses a camera to detect lane markings on the road. Activated at speeds in excess of 40 mph, it issues an acoustic warning signal if the vehicle is threatening to stray outside the lane.
Lane Change Assist monitors the area behind the vehicle and the blind spot using radar sensors. At speeds above 18 mph, the system alerts the driver of a vehicle in the blind spot or approaching quickly from behind via a visual signal from the exterior mirrors. This enhances comfort, particularly when driving on the motorway. However, Lane Change Assist does not actively intervene in the controlling of the vehicle and can be deactivated at any time.
Surround View supplements the reversing camera with three additional high-resolution cameras – one in the front apron and one in each lower trim of the exterior mirrors. Based on the information supplied by all four cameras, the system generates a virtual bird’s eye view of the car and displays it on the PCM screen. This provides additional assistance to the driver when parking and maneuvering because even low-level obstacles at the front and side of the vehicle can be detected. It is also possible to switch between various camera views to improve visibility, for example at narrow exits.
This parking aid uses an acoustic signal and front/rear displays to alert the driver of any obstacles at the front or rear of the car. Its sensors are neatly concealed in the front and rear aprons. The acoustic signal is supplemented by a visual warning in the center console display which provides a graphical representation of the vehicle’s proximity to obstacles.
* Introduction planned for 12/2014.