Hyundai i40 Sedan, Tourer Gain Safety Features
Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced that advanced safety technologies will be added to the i40 Sedan and i40 Tourer models.
Smart Parking Assist and Lane Departure Warning & Assist will be added to the already impressive list of standard safety and technology features already found in both cars.
Smart Parking Assist will make it easier for drivers by delivering a semi-automated function that helps with parallel parking. It will help guide the car into spots that might ordinarily be too tough to fit in.
Hyundai i40 parking itself
Side-mounted ultrasonic sensors help with maneuverability, with the system able to be activated at speeds up to 30 km/h. Once the driver finds a parking spot, the system will prompt him to put the car in reverse, allowing the operation to begin.
The driver then takes control of the accelerator and brake, whilst also viewing the movements using the reverse camera and in-dash monitor.
The system takes control of the steering and set the car in place. If the spot is deemed as two tight, the system will ask the driver to use both forward and reverse gears until it can make the move without any problems.
Once you hit speeds in excess of 60 km/h, the Lane Departure Warning & Assist system can be engaged. It will then begin to monitor the lane markings through a windshield-mounted front camera.
If the system feels that you are drifting across the marking with no indicator on, it will issue a sound, as well as a warning signal that will be displayed on the center TFT LCD display.
As well as providing audio and visual warnings, the Lane Assist Function will help the driver by steering the car in the correct direction when it senses that it is about to drift over lane markings.
This assistance will only happen whilst the driver has his hands on the wheel. Both systems can be disabled whenever the driver needs them to be, and the steering assist function can actually be overridden manually by the driver.
All Premium i40 models now have a ten-sensor parking system in the front and rear of the car. This is a step up from the eight-sensor system that appears on the Active and Elite models. The additional cameras will be used to improve safety and driver convenience.
To further add to the “premium” tag, a 4.2″ color TFT LCD Supervision Cluster has been added that will display Lane Departure Warning & Assist and the Smart Park Assist information and prompts.
Hyundai i40 safety
Safety is a big issue on every Hyundai model. The following features have helped the i40 range achieve a 5-star ANCAP rating: nine airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) incorporating EBD and BAS, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Emergency Stop System (ESS), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), steering wheel mounted speed limiter, Electric Park Brake (EPB), and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
The i40 range of vehicles were designed and engineered at the Hyundai research and development center in Russelsheim, Germany.
It has now become the flagship cat for Hyundai, delivering incredible technological and safety features that clearly show the company’s commitment to delivering quality vehicles to the consumer.
The updated Hyundai i40 model range will be available in Australia in March, with a small $1,000 price increase attached.