The LDW system warns the driver if on the verge of inadvertently drifting out of the lane by warning the driver with haptic, kinestatic or acoustical feedback. LDG will provide steering feedback without taking over control.

The LDW system uses a CMOS camera and an image processing algorithm that determines the lane in which the vehicle is driving and will keep it in that lane unless the driver uses their yurn signal or purposely steers the vehicle in a new direction.

Collision Warning and Avoidance is an active safety system, incorporating object detection sensors, driver interface (driver alerts and warnings), and Countermeasures (brake, throttle, occupant protection systems).

ESC Builds upon existing anti-lock brake and traction control technologies, compares driver’s intent to vehicle’s actual path, corrects vehicle direction with engine and brake control, and reduces skid danger and crash risks.

No. The sensors that trigger inflation of the Airbag are switches that are activated by frontal or near-frontal significant crashes only. The sensors can discriminate between sudden stops and significant collisions. In fact, the maximum force generated by the braking system is only about 1/10 of that necessary to activate the Airbag system.

NHTSA, IIHS and the University of Iowa all conclude that ESC has the potential to save as many as 10,000 lives per year in the US.

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