Hyundai SmartSense™.

No shortcuts to safety.

At Hyundai, we’re always searching for new and better ways to make driving safer. Because as with every other aspect of life, driving is unpredictable – and we believe it makes sense to do everything possible to help avoid these situations, just in case. Our dedicated engineers and designers strive to create increasingly smarter, stronger and more technologically advanced cars with safety features that minimise the very real risks on the road for drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike.

Smart tech.

Roads and other drivers can be unpredictable, and one of your biggest challenges is avoiding the dangers and obstacles you don’t see coming. That’s why we integrate cutting-edge technology like Hyundai SmartSense™ into our cars, to cover your blind spots and step in with steering assistance and awareness when needed. Comprised of sensors, cameras, alerts and alarms, plus brilliant software that ties them all together, Hyundai SmartSense™ includes applications like Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning, to always keep a watchful eye out for you, your passengers and other road users.


Seamlessly integrated.

Our suite of advanced safety technologies have been subtly incorporated into the design of each and every model, inside and out, so they’re always on guard and ready to protect you, even if you don’t notice them much of the time.

Class-leading technology.

​Achieving the highest possible ANCAP ratings for our cars is one way to demonstrate our commitment to safety. But we don’t stop there. On top of all the safety fundamentals (such as airbags, anti-lock brakes and traction control), we go further by adding our SmartSenseTM features.​

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

This system utilises front radar sensors and a windshield-mounted camera to detect cars in front that have become too close for comfort. It can also detect pedestrians and cyclists travelling in front and will automatically apply the Santa Fe’s brakes if there’s the chance of a collision.

Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist (BCA)

Like a second set of eyes, this system uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to look out for vehicles in the driver’s blind spot. When BCA-R detects a vehicle in those blind spots (including when a driver is exiting out of a parallel kerbside space), it provides visual and audible alerts, and if it detects a potential collision, it initiates active avoidance steering manoeuvres to steer the Santa Fe out of harm’s way.

Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)

Signalling left or right with the car’s indicators will activate Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM). This safety system can see cars travelling in rear blind spots and projects real-time video onto the 12.3” supervision cluster, giving the driver an even better driving picture to respond to.

Available on the Highlander variant.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

DAW analyses your driving behaviours over time. If it notices signs of fatigue or recognises you’ve been driving continuously for an extended period, pop-up messages and audible warnings will suggest you take a break.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning(FCA-JT)

The FCA-JT system is designed to reduce the risk of collision by detecting and monitoring oncoming vehicles. When the driver activates the car’s indicators to turn right at a junction, the system recognises any oncoming vehicles ahead using its front view camera and front radar. If there’s a risk of a collision, it produces warning messages or haptic warning alarms accordingly and applies emergency braking if needed.

Highlander variant shown.

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Switching between high and low beam has never been easier during night-time or when in low visibility areas. This innovation scans the road ahead looking for headlights of oncoming cars, then automatically adjusts the car’s headlamp range, switching between high and low beam.

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

LFA uses the front windshield-mounted camera to detect lane markers and preceding traffic on the road, and provides steering assistance to ensure the vehicle stays in the centre of the lane.

Lane Keeping Assist(LKA)– Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)

This steering-assist function detects lane markings to monitor your car’s position in the lane. Should you stray from a lane without activating your indicators, an audible and visual warning will be sounded and, where required, steering intervention will be provided to keep you in your lane.

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Parking Collision-Avoidance – Rear (PCA-R)

When you’re slowly reversing the car such as in a garage or parking spot, and the PCA-R system anticipates a collision with an obstacle, the system warns the driver with visual and audible alarms while engaging the vehicle’s emergency brakes to prevent the collision.

Available on the Highlander variant.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision – Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

This technology makes exiting a parking spot much safer. When the car is in reverse, rear sensors monitor vehicles and pedestrians approaching from the sides and rear. If something enters a blind spot, an audible warning will sound and a visual alert will appear in the supervision cluster. Then if necessary to prevent a collision, emergency braking will be activated.

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Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

This system monitors the car’s rear doors opening and closing so nothing is accidentally left behind inside the Santa Fe. When the driver stops the engine and opens their door to exit, ROA will display a “Check rear seats” warning message in the supervision cluster.

Remote Smart Parking Assist System (RSPAS).

Imagine coming back to your car after a long day of shopping and finding two cars parked so close either side of you that you can’t open your doors to get in. With car, that’s not a problem. Simply activate Remote Smart Parking Assist with your smart key and watch your Santa Fe drive itself straight out of that tight spot, so you and your passengers can comfortably hop in. Better still, your car can drive straight into tight parking spots exactly the same way.

Available on the Highlander variant.

Safe exit assist (SEA)

The car’s senses are always looking out for you. Even when it’s parked, if it detects a car approaching from behind, it will prevent the driver from disengaging the electronic child safety lock to PREVENT passengers in the 2nd row seat from exiting the vehicle. And if it detects a vehicle approaching and a road-facing rear passenger opens their door, it will sound a warning chime reminding them to be careful and a warning sign will also pop up in the cluster.

Surround View Monitor (SVM) with 3D view

This multi-camera system generates a 360-degree bird’s eye view around your Santa Fe, displaying it on your multimedia screen to assist you in successfully manoeuvring tight parking situations.

Available on the Highlander variant.

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