Driver Assist Tech: Stay Safe in Ford, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, and More at Auffenberg Dealer Group

July 15th, 2018 by

A busy congested highway during rush hour just outside the city. Drivers impatiently wait in traffic in the bad rainy weather.

Modern vehicles do more than keep drivers safe in an accident, they help to prevent accidents around O'Fallon and Caseyville. While all new cars drivers access to certain standards, such as a steel-reinforced safety cage, tire pressure monitoring, 3-point safety harnesses, and driver and front passenger airbags, the driver assist features available vary a bit between manufacturers. Knowing the difference can help you decide which line makes the most sense for you before you head into the dealership.


Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE is the broad term the automaker applies to its innovative new driver-assist safety technology. Mazda’s technology, available on vehicles such as the 2018 Mazda CX-5 includes the use of radar, cameras, and advanced lighting designed to help the vehicle avoid most accidents. Systems include:

  • Adaptive LED Headlamps
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Rear Vehicle Monitoring System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Forward Obstruction Warning

Not all features are available on all vehicles. Check with a sales associate to learn more.

Kia DriveWise

Kia offers its own take on available driver assist technology with the Kia DriveWise system, available to East St. Louis drivers on vehicles such as the 2018 Kia Sportage. This system features many of the same advances as the Mazda, as well as a few of its own:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Highway Autonomous Driving
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Smart High Beam Assist

Many of the Kia advanced safety features take the chance for human error out of the equation, providing a drive that is safer for everyone.

Ford Co-Pilot 360

Ford’s Co-Pilot 360, available on models like the 2018 Ford Explorer,  features an array of advanced safety features that make driving in heavy urban traffic safer and more convenient, including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Blind Spot Information
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Rearview Camera
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support

Ford also offers the FordPass app on selected trims that allows drivers to monitor their vehicle, schedule service, find parking, and more.

Nissan ProPilot Assist

Nissan’s ProPilot Assist, available on models like the 2018 Nissan Rogue, delivers intuitive autonomous safety features that include:

  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Steering Assist Technologies
  • Brake Assist
  • Lane Centering
  • Speed Control

The goal of ProPilot Assist is to create a truly autonomous vehicle, one that, in the future will be able to share information with other vehicles creating a smoother driving experience free of human error.

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Safety Technologies

While the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM safety technologies don’t have a clever name to identify them, they aren’t lacking in innovative ways to solve many of the issues drivers face on the road today. Vehicles such as the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica can be equipped with technology that includes:

  • 360-Degree Surround View Camera
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus
  • Parking Assistance
  • Perpendicular Parking Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Cross-Path Detection
  • Lane Departure Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring 

But, of course, this is just the beginning. Explore the many safety systems designed to help keep you safer in the expansive inventory, which includes many award-winning vehicles, available at Auffenberg Dealer Group today. And remember to choose one with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay if you need to be connected behind the wheel.

Posted in Safety