Wednesday 12 August 2015 subscribe to rss

New ŠKODA Superb A to Z of safety and comfort technology

There are a huge selection of assistance systems available on the new ŠKODA Superb setting new standards in safety and comfort. They help the driver in the most diverse traffic situations and make driving safer and more comfortable than ever before in a ŠKODA.

Adaptive Cruise Control – Keeps the car a safe distance from the vehicle ahead

Auto Hold – Part of the electronic parking brake, this prevents the vehicle rolling when stationary or pulling away

Blind Spot Detection – Radar sensors monitor the area beside or up to 20 meters behind the car and an LED symbol in the wing mirror lights up to alert the driver if a car is in the blind spot. If the driver indicates in the direction of the detected vehicle, the LED starts to flash

Crew Protect Assist – Prepare the driver and front passenger in advance of an impending collision. In critical situations, such as emergency braking, the driver’s and front passenger’s seat belts are pre-tensioned, and the sunroof and side windows are closed (to a residual opening)

Driver Fatigue Sensor – Warns the driver if he/she is becoming overtired. Significant deviation from characteristic steering behaviour indicates driver fatigue and he multi-function display shows the message ‘Fatigue detected – please take a break’

Dynamic Chassis Control – Allows the driver to adjust the vehicle’s driving characteristics to his/her individual preferences

Electronic tyre pressure monitor – Air pressure is monitored in each tyre and any loss of pressure is displayed.

Emergency Assist – Intervenes if the driver becomes incapable of driving. If no steering wheel movement or other driver activity is detected for a certain amount of time, even after an alert, the hazard lights are activated and the vehicle is automatically brought to a complete standstill

Front and Rear Parking Sensors – Sensors determine the distance of the vehicle from any objects in front or to the rear and activate an acoustic warning when the distance is too small. The frequency of the warning increases as the obstacle gets nearer until a continuous signal sounds

Front Assist – The system warns of a collision at speeds from 3 to 130 mph and activates automatic partial braking or triggers emergency braking if necessary

Lane Assist – Helps the vehicle stay in lane on motorways and country roads

Multi-collision brake – Prevents the car from further uncontrolled movement after a collision, reducing the risk of the car drifting into the opposite lane and causing a second collision

Park Assist – The system semi-automatically guides the car backwards into parallel parking spaces as well as forwards and backwards into bay parking spaces. Equally, it assists with semi-automatic manoeuvring out of parallel parking spaces: the driver just has to accelerate and brake.

Rear Traffic Alert – This is a component of blind spot detection. When reversing out of parking bays at a 90° angle to the road, the system recognises vehicles approaching from the sides and activates an acoustic warning signal. In addition, the ‘critical side’ is shown on the infotainment display. The brakes are automatically applied if necessary

Rear View Parking Camera – When reverse gear is engaged, the camera is automatically activated and the image – overlaid with dynamic guidelines – is shown on the infotainment display

Traffic Jam Assist – The car is automatically kept in its lane; braking and acceleration are also self-activating. The driver’s hands must be on the steering wheel for this to work

Travel assist with Traffic Sign Recognition – A camera in the rear view mirror scans traffic signs beside the road ahead, which are then shown as pictograms on the navigation system display