Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Adaptive Cruise Control
This feature operates like regular cruise control but uses sensors to maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle that’s ahead of you. It also slows your vehicle automatically if traffic slows. More-advanced versions stop your vehicle if traffic stops.

Adaptive Headlights
This feature adjusts either the range or the intensity of headlights based on precipitation or the distance to an object that’s ahead. It also reduces glare and improves night vision.

Blind-Spot Detection
This feature detects and warns drivers of vehicles or other objects that are in blind spots.

Driver-Drowsiness Detection
If a driver begins to fall asleep and it affects driving, this feature cautions the driver to pay attention or to stop driving.

Forward-Collision Avoidance
Cameras, lasers or radar help to alert the driver to an impending collision. More-advanced versions can take control and slow the vehicle enough to avoid collision or minimize impact.

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Lane-Departure Warning/Lane-Keeping
Cameras and sensors detect painted lines on the road, and the driver is notified when the vehicle begins to drift from one lane to another. More-advanced lane-keeping systems can guide the vehicle into the correct lane.

Park Assist
Cameras and sensors provide visual and audio cues about distance and direction to help the driver when he/she parks. More-advanced versions can take over much of the steering.

Rear-Collision Detection
This feature gives audible or visual proximity alerts to aid the driver when he/she backs up.