This new Skoda will become ‘most cycle-friendly car’ as tech promises to reduce crashes

This new Skoda will become ‘most cycle-friendly car’ as tech promises to reduce crashes

Skoda’s new vehicles will feature the latest technology which will warn drivers and passengers to not open their car doors if a cyclist is approaching. The new Exit Warning feature is designed to reduce the number of “dooring” instances in a massive safety revolution. 

The spokesperson revealed the technology has been installed for road safety purposes to reduce the number of accidents on the road. 

The spokesperson said: “A spokesperson at ŠKODA UK said: “The all-new fourth-generation Octavia is the most technologically advanced ŠKODA yet and one of the most cycle-friendly cars on the market.

“Naturally cyclists face daily challenges associated with cycling on busy roads, including avoiding car doors as they open. 

“The technology introduced in the new Octavia, particularly Exit Warning, is there to assist drivers in helping to mitigate and reduce potential accidents.”

Alongside the unique tool, Skoda’s new Octavia model will feature three further features aimed at preventing the number of accidents with cyclists. 

Predictive Cycling Protection will give a driver multiple warnings if a cyclist is detected ahead and could even trigger the emergency brakes in some situations. 

This will help avoid any possible accident which could leave the cyclist injured and the driver in trouble with law enforcement. 

Turn Assist technology will also be launched for the first time in the new Octavia in the first time the device will be used in a Skoda. 

The device will monitor oncoming traffic when turning right at a junction as well as identify any cyclists or pedestrians which may become a hazard. 

If any immediate danger is detected the car will be brought to an automatic standstill which will prevent any collisions. 

Collision Avoidance Assist is also new for the Swedish car manufacturer and will limit the number of accidents motorists can have. 

The front cameras installed on the car can detect an impending accident and will be able to perform a controlled manoeuvre to avoid danger. 

Real time information is relayed to the vehicle which will work out the safest trajectory around the potential dagger to keep everyone safe. 

Published at Thu, 11 Jun 2020 06:21:00 +0000