Just drive and we'll keep you in the right lane
Sleep creeps up on you almost unnoticed: at the end of a long drive back from your holiday or after a stressful, tiring day at work, you are notoriously at risk of falling asleep for a few seconds. The driver nods off for an instant and unfortunately the consequences are not always just damage to the bodywork.
Tiredness is a factor in roughly one in four serious accidents; particularly at night when the risk of an accident is twice as great as by day. This is just one of the worst scenarios when the system can help, but there are many more circumstances which can bring a car close to a unintentional leaving of the lane – at the end this could be as dangerous as falling asleep.
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) driver assistance system alerts the driver with acoustical or haptic warnings before his vehicle is about to leave the lane. According to a study carried out on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, LDW could prevent just about half of the accidents caused in this way.
The Lane Keeping System (LKS) additionally responds through a gentle intervention in the steering, which the driver can counteract at any time. This can save additional time to react appropriately – each and every second counts.
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