How well do you know the meanings behind these common car safety acronyms: AEB, TPMS, BSD, ESS, LKA, FCWS, RCTW?
We can’t blame you if you look at all those combinations of letters in confusion, and have no idea what any of them mean.
Luckily, Mantello Kia Roxburgh is here to help you find out all about them and how these seemingly meaningless acronyms actually serve you and your loved ones every time you’re on the road. Today we highlight the combination of the brand’s innovation and intelligence that makes safety seem like second nature to Kia.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
As featured in the Kia Rio, you can have peace of mind when you drive through peak hour traffic with the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system. Just like the name suggests, AEB will apply the brakes for you if it detects and determines a potential crash up ahead. This ingenious achievement of car safety technology will help you reduce the likelihood or severity of the impact.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The in-built Tyre Pressure Monitoring System lets you know if your tyres are under-inflated. This knowledge is critically important as it can allow you to take the next steps in taking care of your car and help you prevent encountering any potential mishaps on the road.
Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Being aware of what’s in your blind spot is critical for any driver. We’ve added more of your eyes on the road with our Blind Spot Detection (BSD) feature, which visually and audibly alerts the driver on the instrument cluster and outside mirrors of any cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, or any other objects that exist outside of your view so that you can keep yourself and others on the road safe. Try it out today when you book a test drive of the all-new Kia Stinger.
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Not only is it important to keep you and your loved ones within your Kia safe, but it is vital to keep other motorists on the road safe as well. With Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), your Kia can alert others of any potential dangers and hazards up ahead by quickly flashing your rear brake lamp.
Safety Warning Systems
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Using advanced camera sensors, not only will your Kia alert you if you’ve departed from your lane, but Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) can also automatically adjust the steering if it needs urgent correction. Be confident that you’ll stay on track safely with Lane Keeping Assist. Book a test drive with the all-new Kia Stonic to experience it today.
Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS)
Give yourself another set of eyes on the road with our innovative collision detection technology. This warning system is designed to alert the driver when it detects an object immediately in front that seems a touch too close, allowing them to make changes in their speed and direction to avoid a potential collision. And in another great feat of car safety technology innovation, the FCWS works hand-in-hand with the Autonomous Emergency Braking feature, which can automatically slow down for you in the event of avoiding a collision.
Rear Cross Traffic Warning (RCTW)
Sometimes, you find yourself in reverse either getting into or getting out of a tight parking spot. You certainly want to avoid potentially colliding with another car, a pedestrian, or any other object at all costs. That’s where the Rear Cross Traffic Warning (RCTW) comes in. By alerting the driver with audible and visual alerts if it detects oncoming traffic behind you, the RCTW can keep you safe when you can’t see. Discover the peace of mind it gives you when you book a test drive for the Kia Niro EV.
Mantello Kia Roxburgh Is Here To Keep You Safe
After you’ve read this article, are you ready to show off your newfound knowledge of car jargon?
To find out more about how Kia is dedicated to keeping you and your loved ones safe, have a chat with a member of our friendly team through our live chat function, submitting an enquiry form, over the phone at (03) 9930 4444, or at our dealership.
It is important to make an informed decision when choosing your next car, so talk to us today to discover more about how you can drive and ride on the road with peace of mind.