The all-new Hyundai Verna emerges as a beacon of advanced technology in its segment, featuring the Level-2 Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).
Outfitted with over 30 standard safety specifications, the hallmark of the Hyundai Verna is the exceptional Hyundai SmartSense – an ADAS array boasting more than 17 active safety enhancements. Let’s delve deeper into the sophisticated safety mechanisms offered by the Verna’s ADAS technology.
But before we dive into the feature set, let’s gain an understanding of how ADAS functions
The Hyundai Verna is the third model in Hyundai’s line-up, following in the strides of the Tucson and Ioniq 5, to be equipped with the high-end Level-2 ADAS. This system employs a high-definition camera and radar mechanism to identify a wide array of objects, road signs, lane markings, and driver behaviour. With ADAS, the Hyundai Verna elevates road safety by adding an active layer of accident prevention that operates ceaselessly.
Forward Collision Warning (FCA)
A feature expected to be indispensable on Indian roads, the Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) system caters to drivers who might get distracted or frequently use their phones while driving. It has the ability to instantly recognize pedestrians, two-wheelers, bicycles, cars, and trucks. Upon detection, the Verna delivers visual and auditory warnings to the driver via the instrument cluster. If the driver does not react or decelerate, the Verna initiates pre-emptive braking.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
The Verna features Adaptive Cruise Control, which autonomously adapts the car’s speed to match that of the preceding vehicle, thereby negating the need for manual speed adjustments. The system allows you to set a maximum cruise speed for the Verna and maintains a safe gap from the vehicle ahead until the set speed is exceeded. This function is particularly handy for highway cruising, ensuring a safe and comfortable distance is maintained.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Blind spots in the driver’s line of sight can be dangerous. The Verna’s solution is a suite of 360-degree cameras, which can be activated using the turn indicator. Upon activating the left turn indicator, for instance, the instrument cluster display presents the feed from the left camera, thus eliminating any blind spots. Additionally, if another vehicle is detected in the Verna’s blind spot, a warning is relayed on the Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) and the instrument cluster.
Lane Keep Assist
The Verna incorporates Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning systems, ensuring effortless lane maintenance. These systems identify lane markings and issue a warning through steering wheel vibrations when the vehicle is at risk of drifting out of the lane. Furthermore, the Lane Keep Assist autonomously adjusts the steering to center the Verna within the lane, thereby ensuring optimal lane alignment.
Safe Exit Assist
The Safe Exit Assist is a unique feature designed to mitigate accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. Upon parking the Verna, this feature monitors the vehicle’s surroundings. If it detects an approaching vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist, it alerts the Verna’s occupants before they open the door. This safety mechanism is available on all four doors, thereby enhancing safety during exit.
Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance System
The Verna is equipped with a Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance System that aids in reversing from parking spots. It identifies the movement of vehicles behind the Verna and issues a warning on the instrument cluster while initiating precautionary braking, thus effectively averting potential mishaps.
In conclusion, the all-new Hyundai Verna surpasses competitors by integrating Level-2 ADAS technology, a milestone in its segment. With more than 30 standard safety features, including Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist, Safe Exit Assist, and the Rear-Cross Traffic Avoidance System, the Verna delivers enhanced safety and driving convenience. By providing a superior driver experience through cutting-edge technology, Hyundai reaffirms its commitment to innovation, making Verna a leader in the segment.