Introducing DRIVE WiSE: Kia’s new sub-brand dedicated to autonomous driving and assistive technologies. This brand new platform will enable us to introduce intelligent safety innovations to our range over the coming years, helping to eliminate many of the inherent dangers and stresses of driving on today’s congested roads, while changing the ways in which you interact with your Kia. For you this means: improved on-road safety and hassle-free, delightful driving.
Developed as part of efforts to improve safety, DRIVE WiSE is designed to help all the drivers enjoy driving and live life to the fullest by providing a better level of security and driving pleasure. Discover below the key features that make your car smarter and safer.
The Forward Collision Warning system anticipates the potential for colliding with the vehicle in front, providing the driver with audio and visual warnings if the car in front slows down suddenly, helping to avoid a head-on collision. The warning draws the driver’s attention to the threat before engaging FCA to help bring the car to a safe halt.
Highway Driving Assist will utilize Kia’s radar and LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging radar) systems to interpret lane markings, allowing the car to stay in its lane and switch into others to overtake or change road. This comprehensive system removes the necessity for drivers to use the steering wheel, indicators or acceleration and brake pedals in many situations, while displaying key information on the LCD head-up display (HUD)
Lane Following Assist tracks the vehicle in front during high traffic conditions, and identifies appropriate spaces in other lanes to move in to safely and gain more ground in heavy congestion. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front at all times, and only maneuvers when safe spaces are available.
* Parking Assist-Parallel (PA-PRL): PA-PRL utilizes a network utilizes ultra sonic sensors to monitor the surrounding environment and, enabling the car to park itself in parallel or perpendicular spaces with minimal driver input. Whilst performing the maneuver, any potential hazards, such as pedestrians or other cars hidden in the driver’s blind spot, are detected and accounted for.
* Parking Distance Warning-Forward (PDW-F): This system uses ultrasonic sensors mounted on the front and rear bumpers to warn of any obstacles when maneuvering into tight spaces for safe and confident parking.