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The technology that makes driving both safer and more fun

Published: May 3, 2022, 1:41 p.m.Cameras that make the car detect obstacles, automatic brakes and intelligent headlights… The safety systems in new cars are becoming more and more advanced. But, the development not only makes driving safer – but also more fun.Here is the new Kia Sportage – see all the picturesThe technical development in the automotive industry has accelerated in recent years. These include electrification, where new hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars attract an ever-increasing audience. But it is also about new systems and new technical solutions that make the cars both safer and more pleasant to drive.

Electrified with a high level of security

An example of how far the development has come is the new Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid, which is now being launched in Sweden. The car is part of the manufacturer’s ambition to further reduce CO2 emissions. Another goal for Kia is that their cars should also maintain the highest possible safety level and be among the safest cars on the market. Therefore, the new Sportage has a comprehensive safety system with several advanced functions. Among other things, there is a function that warns if someone in the back seat is about to open the door – if another vehicle approaches from behind. As standard, there is also an auto brake that in addition to cars can also detect cyclists and pedestrians. A novelty is that the auto brake also detects dangers when turning left. Active file management assistance – and active file management system – are also included in the standard equipment.

Reduces the risk of accidents

In the new Kia Sportage, the blind spot warning is not just a sound and light signal that warns if another vehicle is at an angle behind. There are also cameras on the sides of the car and the images are displayed in the digital instrument cluster, which helps the driver to minimize the risk of accidents when changing lanes.

Self-parking car

Several of the technical systems in the Kia Sportage are not only there to increase safety, but also contribute to making driving more comfortable and fun. Examples of this are adaptive cruise control with stop & go function (which automatically shuts off the engine when the car is stationary to reduce fuel consumption, and that the car automatically drives away when the car in front starts driving again), and that the adaptive cruise control is navigation-based. This means, for example, that the car automatically lowers the speed in front of a sharp curve and then returns to the set speed when the road becomes straighter. Four cameras around the car provide a 360-degree angle which facilitates maneuvering in tight spaces – and the car can park with the driver standing next to it with the key as remote control. Perfect for narrow parking spaces.

LED headlights with matrix technology

Something that really increases safety and makes driving more relaxed are good headlights. In our country, the darkness is noticeable for a large part of the year. That’s why the new Kia Sportage has digital Matrix-type LED headlights. The headlight in the front of the car consists of several separate LED units. The car keeps track of the road, oncoming or cars you catch up with a camera in the front and can redirect the light and close individual light cones in a few milliseconds so you do not dazzle these cars but keep the high beam around these cars.Bigger and more practical – new Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid

100 percent rechargeable 2024

The goal is that by 2024, Kia will only sell rechargeable cars and already today the brand’s sales in Sweden consist of 82 percent of rechargeable models. The investment in rechargeable models has given Kia an edge. Kia currently has the lowest average CO2 emissions of the largest car brands on the Swedish market. The average for car models from Kia is 35 grams per kilometer compared to the total market’s 75 g / km. All models from Kia are sold with a 7-year new car warranty directly from the factory. The warranty also covers the EV batteries. The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with KIA and not an article by Dagens industri

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