Lane assistance

Lane Keeping Aid (LKA)*

Updated 7/23/2018

The purpose of Lane Departure Warning is to help the driver to reduce the risk of the vehicle accidentally leaving its own lane in certain situations on motorways and similar major routes.

Lane Departure Warning LDW or LKA

There are two versions of Lane assistance:

  • LDW - Lane Departure Warning - alerts the driver with an acoustic signal or vibration in the steering wheel.
  • LKA - Lane Keeping Aid(Lane Keeping Aid) - steers the car back into its lane and/or alerts the driver with an acoustic signal or vibration in the steering wheel.

The car is supplied with one of these two systems - market and engine alternative determine which of the systems the car is equipped with.

In the event of uncertainty whether the car has LDW or LKA:

  • Open the menu system MY CAR and locate Driver support system - which specifies Lane Departure Warning if the car has LDW or Lane Keeping Aid for LKA.

Principle for LKA

(The figure is schematic - not model specific.)

(The figure is schematic - not model specific.)

A camera reads the side lines of the road/lane.

If the car is about to cross a side line then Lane Keeping Aid will actively steer the car back into the lane with a slight steering torque in the steering wheel.

If the car reaches or crosses a side line then Lane Keeping Aid will also alert the driver with vibration in the steering wheel.

Warning

Lane assistance is merely a driver aid and does not engage in all driving situations or traffic, weather or road conditions.

The driver always bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the vehicle is driven safely and that applicable laws and road traffic regulations are followed.


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