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Driving Taking the hard work out of driving

Cruise Control

Cruise control makes long journeys safer and more comfortable by regulating your car's speed for you.

Our cruise control system works electronically to help regulate your car's speed. It reduces the stress on drivers and offers you more comfort on long journeys by keeping a constant speed. It's particularly effective when you have to stay within speed limits for a long way - when driving through miles of roadworks on the motorway, for example - and cuts the risk of your speed creeping up by accident.

The system works by memorising and maintaining the speed you select. It's very flexible, too. You can increase or reduce speed manually - to a defined value - and you also have the option of returning to the speed most recently memorised.

The cruise control system can be turned off simply by pressing a button or by pressing the brake or clutch pedals.

For safety reasons, the cruise control system should not be used in heavy traffic or in difficult road conditions, such as heavy rain. 

Lane Assist

Lane Assist stops your car from drifting out of its lane, reducing the chance of an accident and making long motorway journeys much safer.

The Lane Assist system is like a friendly co-driver. If it senses your car is drifting out of your driving lane it gently counter-steers the car back on line.

Since many accidents are caused by cars leaving their lanes when the driver's concentration falters, this innovative system makes driving safer and easier. The lane-keeping assistant uses a camera located in the rear-view mirror unit to monitor the road markings and prevent an unintended deviation. The system only intervenes if the indicators are not activated, so if you do want to change lanes and signal your intention, the intelligent system recognises this and switches off.

AID - Active Info Display

The Active Info Display presents data and information about the vehicle directly in the cockpit. The high-resolution 31.2 cm (12 inch) screen replaces the conventional speedometer and allows five different views to be tailored ideally to personal needs.

For instance, in navigation mode, the speedometer and rev counter are moved to the edge in order to provide more space for the map. If required, information such as driving, navigation and assistance functions can, however, also be integrated into the speedometer's and rev counter's graphics areas.

Moreover, the Active Info Display is also networked with other assistance systems in the vehicle. In this way, the infotainment system data, such as telephone contact photos or CD cover, which is displayed in the centre console can also be transferred directly into the driver's field of view.

Electric Parking Brake with Auto hold function

Using our electronic parking brake couldn't be easier. Just press the button and your car is securely parked and an indicator light shows to reassure you that the brake is on. When you're ready to drive off again just depress the brake pedal, push the button to release the parking brake and drive away.

The electronic parking brake is operated by means of two geared electric motors on the rear disc brakes which when engaged will hold your car securely parked. Indicator lights in the instrument cluster and on the button show when the parking brake is on, while an audible signal also tells you that the brake is being applied.

Auto Hold is an extension of our electronic parking brake system. It stops your car from accidentally rolling backwards when you're stationary, or setting off on a hill. That means you won't need to keep applying the parking brake manually, check whether you've applied enough braking pressure, or worry about rolling back as you prepare to move off.

It's convenient, more comfortable, and safer in situations where your car needs to be kept stationary with the engine running - in slow moving traffic, for example.