Hyundai Safety Innovation Part 3

Blind Spot Detection

Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) with Start/Stop Technology takes cruise control to the next level with futuristic technological advances that are available now on select Hyundai vehicles. ASCC uses a combination of cameras and radars to keep the vehicle away from others that are in front of it. As the driver, you can input those parameters that you are most comfortable with. The system allows you to set the vehicle's speed as well as the distance that must be maintained from the vehicle in front of you. This allows you to relax because the system will slow - or even stop - the vehicle in order to maintain the appropriate distance.

The Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system is designed to detect a crash with another vehicle located in front of you in enough time for it to either avoid the crash altogether or to reduce its severity. As a first line of defense, the driver is warned of the crash so that corrective actions can be taken. If this response is not enough to avoid hitting the other car, the AEB system could apply enough brake pressure to do so.

Blind Spot Detection (BSD) provides an added layer of protection in an area that often results in crashes: the blind spot. Even if you glance back over your shoulder before changing lanes, it's possible that you could have missed seeing someone or something that's in your blind spot. The BSD system senses when cars are approaching the blind spot that is located beside or behind you. If you turn on your signal during this time, a visual alert - in the form of a flashing light on your side view mirror - as well as an audible alert - either a steering wheel vibration or a beep - are triggered. If your turn signal is not on, the BSD system still alerts with a steadily-glowing warning light but no audible alert is sounded.

Dynamic Bending Lights

Dynamic Bending Lights (DBL) automatically adjust to bends and curves in the road to ensure that more of the road is illuminated. As you turn the steering wheel, the DBL system moves from side to side to light up the roadway.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is intended to keep drivers in control of the vehicle while it is undergoing excessive steering maneuvers, such as those that might occur when avoiding a crash or when a curve is more severe that previously thought. The ESC brakes individual wheels to help prevent the driver from losing control even when the vehicle is nearly without traction.

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) provides assistance for drivers who are on steep hills or on slippery surfaces. In order to prevent the vehicle from rolling backward, the HAC system controls the amount of brake fluid pressure once the driver's foot is moved off the brake to the accelerator.

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