Advanced safety and driver assistance features.
The new KONA is equipped with a range of safety and driver assistance features.
Smart Cruise Control (SCC) is upgraded to include the stop-and-go function. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), available in combination with the DCT, is enhanced too, engaging the vehicle’s differential brakes to prevent a collision if another vehicle is detected near the rear corner (blind spot) and the driver attempts to change lanes.
New to this model is Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), which alerts the driver if they do not react fast enough when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving. Another is Lane Following Assist (LFA), which automatically adjusts steering to assist the driver to keep in the centre of the lane.
Another upgraded feature is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian and new, optional cyclist detection. The optional FCA uses a sensor in addition to a camera to better detect potential collisions. This increases the detection range and types of targets that can be detected, and ensures the system works even in bad weather conditions. If the system senses a potential collision and the driver fails to react in time, it automatically applies the brakes. As another enhancement, FCA now comes as standard (camera based), including pedestrian detection.
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), also a first for the new KONA with the DCT, works to avoid a collision when backing up by applying the brakes if another vehicle is detected. This is an upgrade from the previously available Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, which only provided a warning.
Another unique feature is Rear Seat Alert (RSA), which alerts the driver if someone or something is in the back seat when they prepare to exit the vehicle. Another safety feature primarily intended for the protection of children, Safe Exit Warning (SEW) is intended to prevent passengers from exiting the vehicle if it is not yet safe to do so. If the vehicle has come to a stop, but the radar detects an oncoming vehicle coming from the rear, it will display a visual and audio warning to alert the passenger of the danger.
Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) uses the vehicle’s navigation or the front camera to determine the current speed limit and displays it in the cluster and AVN. If the driver exceeds the speed limit, a visual warning is shown.
In addition, the new KONA is now available with eCall, a feature that automatically alerts emergency services if the airbags are deployed or the e-Call button is being pushed.
Hyundai SmartSense Active Safety Features:
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) [NEW]
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist [NEW]
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop and go [NEW]
- Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA) [NEW]
- Lane Following Assist (LFA) [NEW]
- Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) [NEW]
- Safe Exit Warning (SEW) [NEW]
- Rear Seat Alert (RSA) [NEW]
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - now with [NEW] optional cyclist detection
Other Safety Features: