What are Kia’s Driver Assistance Systems?


Drive Wise technology from Kia is a collection of advanced driving assistance features designed to provide drivers with increased safety and peace of mind on the road. These features can help drivers in a variety of situations while driving through Toronto and across Ontario, from highway driving to parking lot maneuvering. Learn more about Drive Wise technology to see the various features available, as well as their availability and capabilities across Kia models.

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City Driving

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist & Blind-Spot Collision Warning

This feature detects objects in the driver’s blind spot and provides visual and/or audible signals to alert the driver of their presence. Furthermore, if the system detects the driver attempting to change lanes while an object is in their blind spot, it will help the vehicle maintain its current course by assisting it in returning to its lane. Additionally, when the turn signal is activated and an object is detected in the blind spot, the system will issue an audible and visual warning to assist in avoiding potential collisions.

Auto Emergency Braking

New Kia vehicles also include a collision avoidance feature that detects potential collisions and automatically applies the brakes to help prevent or reduce the severity of a collision. When the driver makes a left turn, the enhanced auto emergency braking system can detect pedestrians, bicyclists, and oncoming vehicles in certain conditions.

Highway Driving

Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go

Smart Cruise Control adjusts the driving speed as needed to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front. This feature allows the vehicle to come to a complete stop and restart within 3 seconds, enhancing the overall driving experience and road safety.

Highway Driving Assist

On certain highways, your Kia can help you maintain a comfortable speed and distance from the vehicle ahead by matching the posted speed limit, providing a more relaxed and safer driving experience.

Parking & Reversing

Surround View Monitor

Surround View employs exterior cameras to provide a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle’s surroundings in 360 degrees. This feature improves your overall awareness and confidence in certain parking situations, lowering the risk of a collision.

Rear Cross-Traffic Warning and Avoidance Technology (Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist)

When in reverse, this available system alerts the driver if it detects vehicle or pedestrian cross traffic. If necessary, your Kia will also apply the brakes automatically to help avoid a potential collision, adding an extra layer of safety for the driver.

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