12 Hyundai safety features that make driving today safer than ever.
Hyundai is always on the lookout for ways to make driving not only more enjoyable, but also safer. Our researchers and engineers are constantly working to develop technologies that minimise the risk our drivers face on the road.
By now you probably know all about traditional safety features like seat belts, airbags, anti-lock brakes and traction control, but what are some of the newer safety features that are making Hyundai vehicles safer than ever?
Here, we run through 12 you should know about.
3. RCT – Rear Cross Traffic Alert
When you reverse out of a parking space, your rear sensors will monitor approaching traffic and gives you an audio and visual warning if a vehicle is approaching, helping you to avoid parking-related accidents.
4. LKA – Lane-Keeping Assist
If you begin to drift into another lane without activating your indicators, LKA detects lane markings and gives you an audio and visual warning. If necessary, LKA will also provide steering intervention to ensure you remain in your lane.
5. LCA – Lane Change Assist
While LKA warns you when you begin to change lanes without indicating, LCA kicks in when you do indicate to change lanes. Rear sensors activate to scan for any approaching vehicles in your blind spots and give an audio and visual warning if there is a potential to safe merging.
6. HBA – High Beam Assist
When you’re driving on unlit roads at night, HBA scans the road ahead for lights and automatically switch between high and low beam depending on what is in front of you.
7. SCC – Smart Cruise Control
While regular cruise control keeps your vehicle at a set speed, SCC uses the mounted camera or front radar sensor to monitor the speed of the vehicle ahead. If you get too close to the vehicle, it brakes to maintain a safe distance before accelerating back up to your pre-set speed when it is safe to do so.
11. SEA – Safe Exit Assist
SEA uses the front and rear sensors to check for any approaching hazards – for example, an approaching vehicle or cyclist – and gives an alert that it may be dangerous to exit the vehicle. If you have children and have the doors on child safety lock, the SEA system intervenes and prevents the doors from being unlocked.
12. ASPAS – Advanced Smart Parking Assist System
It’s not uncommon for drivers to be somewhat uncomfortable with parking, particularly when it comes to reverse and parallel parking. ASPAS is a steering assist system that helps you to manoeuvre in and out of parking spots – you simply select Reverse Parking (90°), Parallel Parking, or Parallel Exit mode, and then your vehicle does the rest.
Safety features vary according to each vehicle. Please refer to your owner manual for specific vehicle details.