How do Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning work?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Technology on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 6:57 pm
2019 Kia Sorento Rear Exterior with Sunset

What are the 2019 Kia Sorento driver assistance systems?

The Sorento has satisfied the needs of countless Kia customers in recent years, but the 2019 model looks to be the best one yet. With several significant upgrades and improvements inside and out, the 2019 production year has made the Sorento even better than it already was. Some of the many newly-added features for the 2019 production year are driver assistance systems, which are sure to help wherever you go. So, without further ado, what are the 2019 Kia Sorento driver assistance systems?

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What is Lane Keeping Assist?

The first of two newly-added driver assistance systems in the 2019 Kia Sorento—Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)—is fairly self-explanatory. If the system detects the driver drifting out of their lane, LKA kicks in and alerts the driver immediately. If the driver doesn’t correct this mistake on their own, then LKA can momentarily take the wheel and steer the car back into the center of its lane.

What is Driver Attention Warning?

The second newly-added driver assistance system in the 2019 Kia Sorento is Driver Attention Warning (DAW). This very attentive system monitors the vehicle as well as the driving style and behavior of its driver. With this understanding of the driver’s usual tendencies and driving patterns, DAW is able to detect irregularities, which may indicate driver fatigue or inattentiveness.

When DAW detects these issues, it alerts the driver with both audible and visual warnings. If you ever see a coffee cup icon appear in the instrument cluster of your 2019 Kia Sorento, you’ll know that DAW is encouraging you to get off the road, take a break, and center yourself before continuing your drive.

2019 Kia Sorento Rear Seat View of Front Cabin

Familiar Driver Assistance Systems

In addition to the new features, the 2019 Sorento is also bringing back several old friends. Returning for the 2019 model year, the Kia Sorento happily welcomes back a host of familiar driver assistance systems, which are all listed below.

  • Surround View Monitor
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Smart Cruise Control

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We hope this has thoroughly answered your question, “What are the 2019 Kia Sorento driver assistance systems?” Be sure to keep up with our blog to learn more about all of the new Kia models in our inventory. Already know which Kia car you want to call your own? Schedule a test drive today!

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