The Driving Assistant package spots danger before it’s too late, combining Lane Departure Warning and Approach Control Warning systems. Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and alerts the driver to an unintentional lane change (i.e. when the indicator has not been activated) with gentle steering wheel vibrations at speeds above 43 mph.
If a vehicle ahead brakes suddenly, Approach Control Warning is immediately activated – flashing a symbol at first, before emitting a warning sound and finally lightly applying the brakes (when travelling at speeds under 37 mph).
In cities and at speeds between 6 and 37mph Person Warning operates in a similar way, warning of a potential collision with a pedestrian by emitting a warning and pre-conditioning the brakes for a faster response. In the event of an emergency, the system actually applies the brakes. (This function can be limited by darkness and fog).