A wealth of new assistance systems from higher vehicle segments

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A wealth of new assistance systems from higher vehicle segments

Post by Rob » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:59 am

Christian Strube, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, emphasized, “The new ŠKODA Scala is based on Volkswagen Group’s flexible MQB platform. This not only makes it possible to use the state-of-the-art drive and chassis components, but also allows access to numerous new driver assistance systems that – until now – have only been seen in higher vehicle segments, either for the first time or in enhanced versions. In combination with numerous passive safety systems, the assistance features elevate the ŠKODA Scala to a very high level of safety.”

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One of the enhanced assistance systems available in the ŠKODA Scala is Side Assist. This optional system indicates to the driver when a vehicle is approaching from behind to overtake or is in the driver’s blind spot. While the familiar Blind Spot Detect has a range of up to 20 m, Side Assist can detect vehicles up to 70 m away and can therefore also effectively warn the driver of hazardous situations on motorways and dual carriageways. Rear Traffic Alert is an integral part of the Side Assist function. The optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is equally designed for use during long motorway journeys and works at speeds up to 130 mph. Lane Assist and Front Assist form part of the standard equipment. Front Assist including City Emergency Brake uses radar to monitor the area in front of the car while driving in the city and thus helps to prevent accidents. The optional Park Assist conveniently lends the driver a hand when parking – it automatically manoeuvres the ŠKODA Scala into and out of parallel and bay parking spaces.

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