Autonomous Braking Will Make Your Life Easier and Safer

May 17th, 2021 by

Kia Autonomous Emergency Braking

Few innovations are viewed as “game changers” in the automotive industry. Things such as seat belts and airbags have had profound impacts and saved countless number of lives. Now, much of the new driver assist technology that is making its way into vehicles these days is certainly helpful and will no doubt have a similar impact, but the one that we feel will be the biggest “game changer” is the Kia Autonomous Emergency Braking system.

How Does Kia Autonomous Emergency Braking Work?

The Kia Autonomous Emergency Braking system is actually quite simple, in terms of how it works. A radar sensor is located at the front of the vehicle and it is constantly sensing for vehicles, or pedestrians, in front of it. When the system detects that an object is close and an impact is imminent, it will automatically apply the brakes to help prevent a crash, or at least lessen the damage.

Why is Autonomous Emergency Braking so Important?

We feel that the Kia Autonomous Emergency Braking system is one of the most important safety features that has been developed in recent years. This system doesn’t only help the driver of the vehicle stay safe, but it also helps passengers in other vehicles stay safe as well.
Another important aspect is the Pedestrian Detection. How often do you see someone jump out in front of you at a crosswalk at the last second and you have to swerve or slam on the brakes to avoid a collision? With Autonomous Emergency Braking, you will have an extra set of hands helping you to avoid what seems like an inevitable collision.

What Kia Vehicles Have Autonomous Emergency Braking Available?

Right now, there are only a limited number of Kia vehicles that have Autonomous Emergency Braking available. However, Kia is working quickly to have the system available in all of its new vehicles in the coming years. The Kia models that currently have Autonomous Emergency Braking Available include:

  • 2016 Kia Optima
  • 2016 Kia K900
  • 2017 Kia Sportage
  • 2017 Kia Forte

Test Out the Autonomous Emergency Braking System Today

Now we don’t mean come and buy a new Kia and then drive around town coming as close as you can to crashing with the system. We mean come on down to Carolina Kia of High Point and have one of our sales professionals show you how the system works. If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with one of them.

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