Skoda launches ‘wrong-way’ safety alert system | Automotive Industry News
Skoda has released a characteristic which instantly alerts motorists if they endeavor to enter a motorway slip street in the incorrect way.
It is a characteristic of the new Traffication application, created in collaboration with Bosch, which will show a warning on the car’s infotainment method.
Skoda claims the need to have for the method is shown by a study discovering 26% of motorists mentioned they experienced pushed a street in the incorrect way at the very least as soon as, and eleven% experienced completed so on many situations, although 41% mentioned they knew a person who experienced completed so, and 65% experienced witnessed one more driver performing it. Even though most of these incidents were on urban or household roads, twenty% mentioned a dual carriageway was concerned, and eleven% a motorway.
Other functions of the Traffication application involve warning of dangers on approaching stretches of street, this sort of as a stationary car or truck, and displaying information and facts on site visitors disorders in conjunction with the car’s sat-nav method.
The application is available with the Columbus infotainment method in the Skoda Superb, Karoq, and Kodiaq, and the Amundsen method in the Scala and Kamiq, and is because of to be produced available in other Skoda versions later on this year.
It can be installed in the automobile, by way of Skoda’s on line companies shop.
Future updates planned for the application involve extending incorrect-way alerts to other Skoda motorists close by, as very well as messages about weather and street disorders, and the possibility to have the method browse messages out loud, as very well as a self-reporting hazard perform.