Learn How Kia Drive Wise Can Keep You Safe on the Road

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Technology on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 11:04 pm
2020 Kia Optima dashboard, steering wheel and touchscreen display

What Technologies Come with Kia Drive Wise Safety Suite?

Every time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, we all want to make sure our passengers and ourselves will be safe. The road can be unpredictable sometimes but, thankfully, now we count on different driver-assist features that act like an extra set of eyes. To provide added peace of mind, Kia equips its models with Kia Drive Wise, a suite of advanced safety features designed to prevent crashes and protect passengers from harm. But what technologies are included in Kia Drive Wise? Keep reading to find out the driver-assist features you can expect to find in your next Kia.


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Kia Advanced Driving Assistance Systems

Kia Drive Wise is designed to support the driver with the decision-making process and stay one step ahead of what’s going on around the vehicle. However, it’s important to note that these systems are not a substitute for attentive driving. Let’s take a closer look at each safety feature:

Kia Drive Wise Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

This system is designed to help detect and alert you of potential collisions with another vehicle or pedestrian, and even automatically apply the brakes if you do not take immediate action. 

Kia Drive Wise Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist

If you try to switch lanes while another vehicle is detected in the blind spot area, this system will warn you with visual and audible alarms, and automatically engage the brakes to keep you on your previous course.

Kia Drive Wise Driver Attention Warning

Driver Attention Warning

After several hours behind the wheel, you can get tired and pay less attention to the road. This system monitors different driver and vehicle inputs in order to alert you when it senses inattentive driving practices.

Kia Drive Wise Lane Following Assist

Lane Following Assist

If the system determines that the vehicle is departing from its lane unintentionally, it warns the driver with visual, audible and tactile alerts while also steering the vehicle back into the middle of the lane.

Kia Drive Wise Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go

This technology adapts to your driving environment by automatically applying the brakes or the accelerator to maintain your pre-set speed and help keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one ahead.

Kia Drive Wise High Beam Assist

High Beam Assist

Designed to help you gain better visibility at night and reduce glare for other drivers, this system automatically switches the headlights to low-beam when an oncoming vehicle is detected, and switch back to high beams once the vehicle has passed.

Kia Drive Wise Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

This system uses visual and audible alerts to warn you of any detected traffic coming from either side when you are backing up from spaces with reduced visibility.

Kia Drive Wise Highway Driving Assist

Highway Driving Assist

On highways where speed limit information is available, this technology can adjust your cruising speed to match the speed of the vehicle ahead, as well as adapt to local speed limits.

Kia Drive Wise Safe Exit Assist

Safe Exit Assist

In some situations, this system can alert the driver or passengers who are opening their doors to exit the vehicle if it detects another vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian approaching.


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With the Kia Drive Wise technologies, you can take the roads of Fort Worth with confidence. Visit our online inventory to explore our lineup of in-stock Kia models equipped with these systems. You can also contact a member of our team for more information on this safety suite or any of our available models. 

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