Hyundai SmartSense Safety Pack

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What is Hyundai SmartSense?

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Sioux City drivers might be wondering, “Is Hyundai a safe car?” With annual recognition from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), we should say so! And a contributing factor to this elevated brand of safety is Hyundai SmartSense, a collection of available driver-assistance features and advanced safety tech which help keep Iowa roadways alert and safe. Ride along with Vern Eide Hyundai Sioux City as we explore Hyundai SmartSense and its many intuitive features.

Hyundai SmartSense Safety Features

When it comes to protecting your loved ones, you can never be too safe. Hyundai SmartSense has technologies ranging from collision avoidance and braking assistance to speed regulation and lane departure. Continue reading to learn more about the Hyundai SmartSense safety pack and all of its available features.

Hyundai SmartSense Forward Collision Avoidance Assist

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

When the forward camera and radar detect a vehicle or pedestrian in your path, FCA-Ped will warn Iowa drivers of a potential collision. If you don’t begin stopping in time, the system will automatically apply emergency braking.

Hyundai SmartSense Lane Following Assist

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

Lane Following Assist (LFA) uses a front-view camera to detect lane markers on the road, assisting the driver’s steering to help keep the vehicle centered inside the lane.

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Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

LKA warns you through audio and visual alerts if your vehicle drifts out of its lane without using a turn signal. If necessary, the system will gradually apply corrective steering inputs to keep you inside the lane.

Hyundai SmartSense Smart Cruise Control

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

While traveling at a speed set by you, Smart Cruise Control uses radars to maintain a safe distance from the car ahead. When you slow down to 6 mph or less, it automatically turns off but will reactivate if the vehicle in front moves within 3 seconds.

Hyundai SmartSense Highway Drive Assist

Highway Driving Assist (HDA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

Iowa’s co-pilot for highway driving, when actively engaged with Lane Following Assist or Smart Cruise Control, Highway Driving Assist automatically helps keep you centered in your lane and traveling at a safe distance behind the car ahead. Plus, HDA can even keep you driving at the proper speed, automatically setting your vehicle’s pace based on GPS and highway data.

Hyundai SmartSense Driver Attention Warning

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

To help prevent potential accidents, DAW monitors your driving patterns to detect drowsy or distracted driving. Once determined, the system will alert Iowa drivers with an audible sound paired with a warning message on the instrument panel.

Hyundai SmartSense Safe Exit Assist

Safe Exit Assist (SEA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

This groundbreaking innovation prevents your passengers from stepping onto the road when the radar has detected a vehicle approaching from behind. If necessary, SEA will override attempts to deactivate the Electronic Child Safety Lock until it’s safe for your child to open the door.

Hyundai SmartSense Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

To help make reversing safer for Iowa drivers—especially when you’re backing out of a parking space with limited visibility—RCCA lets you know if the sensors have detected a vehicle approaching from the left or right.

Hyundai SmartSense Blind Spot Collision Avoidance

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

If your Hyundai detects a vehicle in your blind spot while your turning signal is on, BCA will automatically apply the left or right front brake before you change lanes.

Hyundai SmartSense High Beam Assist

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

Constantly turning your high beams on and off can be a hassle, which is why this useful feature automatically does it for you. HBA can detect oncoming vehicles and when they’re no longer visible, the system will switch between low and high beams accordingly.

Hyundai SmartSense Rear Occupant Alert

Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

As the engine is shut down, ROA will display a visual warning in the instrument cluster to remind Iowa drivers to check their rear seats before exiting the vehicle.

Hyundai SmartSense Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert

Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert (Ultrasonic ROA)

Hyundai SmartSense Feature

As the engine is turned off, a visual warning will appear in the instrument cluster to remind you to check the rear seats before exiting. Also, overhead ultrasonic sensors monitor the backseat area to minimize the risk of a child or pet being accidentally left inside the vehicle after it has been parked and locked. If sensors detect movement, the horn will honk, lights will flash, and your smartphone will receive an alert via Hyundai’s Blue Link® app.

1 Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) is intended to be a supplement to safe driving practices. The system is not designed to detect certain stationary objects such as trees or poles, and may not detect all vehicles under certain conditions. The system is a driver assistance system and is not a substitute for safe driving. The driver is responsible for being attentive and maintaining control of the vehicle, and should not wait for the system’s alerts before braking as there may not be sufficient time to brake safely. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

2 Smart Cruise Control (SCC) is not a collision avoidance or warning device. SCC is for highway use only and should not be used in poor weather, heavy or varying traffic, or on winding or slippery roads. Driver remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

3 Lane Following Assist (LFA), when actively engaged with Smart Cruise Control or Highway Drive Assist, can help keep the vehicle centered in its lane only when the lane markings are clearly visible on the road. Lane Following Assist will not work under all circumstances and will not prevent loss of control. Lane Following Assist is a supplemental assist, and does not replace the need for extreme care and attention by the driver. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

4 Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) will not work under all circumstances. It functions when it is able to detect painted lane markings. It cannot function if the lane markings cannot be seen clearly, if the lines are faded, or during dusk without headlights on, with snow, rain, sleet, dust, leaves or standing water on road, sudden changes in brightness such as shadows, tunnel exits/entrances, low sunlight angle causing reflections, multiple lane markings or criss-crossed lines, tar crack sealer and cracked or broken road surfaces. It also may not function on very rough roads, when walls, curbs or concrete barriers are close by, or if following another car too closely. Since it “sees” the lane markings using a camera in the upper windshield area, it is imperative this area be clear and free of blockage such as stickers, dirt, snow, tinting material, markings and labels. Avoid putting objects on the dashboard that may reflect light or images onto the system camera area. Lane Keeping Assist is not a substitute for safe driving practices, but is a supplemental assist only. The driver is responsible for always maintaining command and control of the vehicle and must keep hands on the wheel at all times. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

5 Highway Drive Assist (HDA), when used in conjunction with Lane Following Assist and Smart Cruise Control, is for highway use only and can help keep the vehicle centered in its lane while maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead only when the lane markings are clearly visible on the road and should not be used in poor weather, heavy or varying traffic, or on winding or slippery roads. HDA will not work under all circumstances and will not prevent loss of control. Driver remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

6 Driver Attention Warning (DAW) is only a warning to inform the driver of a potential lack of driver attention or drowsiness. It does not detect and provide an alert in every situation. It is the driver’s responsibility to remain alert at all times. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

7 When the vehicle is parked, Safe Exit Assist (SEA) can alert occupants planning to exit the vehicle when a vehicle is approaching from behind. When Child Locks are active, SEA helps prevent the rear doors from opening if a vehicle approaching from behind is detected. SEA is not a substitute for driver or passenger attentiveness. Always be aware of your surroundings and attentive of approaching vehicles. [Child lock not available on 2019 ELANTRA Limited with Ultimate Package.] See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

8 Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) helps drivers back out of a parking space by detecting traffic coming from either side of the vehicle. It can alert the driver of a potential hazard. RCCW is active when the vehicle is in reverse gear and operating at low speeds. Never rely exclusively on RCCW when exiting a parking space, it is not a substitute for attentive driving. Always look over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rear clearance. There are limitations to the function, detection, range and clarity of the system. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

9 Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) assists the driver by warning of other cars in the blind spot region. It senses the rear side territory of the vehicle when it is traveling over 20 mph. There are limitations to the function, range, detection and clarity of the system. It will not detect all vehicles or objects in the blind spot. Its operation depends on the size, distance, angle and relative speed difference between your car and other cars. BCW may not operate if sensors are obscured in any way. Do not rely exclusively on BCW. BCW is a supplemental system and the driver must still be attentive and exercise caution when driving. It is important to always signal, look over your shoulder and through your mirrors before changing lanes. It is the driver’s responsibility to be aware of the surroundings and ensure it is clear before changing lanes or directions. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

10 When the vehicle is parked and the engine has been turned off, the Rear Occupant Alert can help to alert the driver if the rear door(s) have been opened at any point after the vehicle was unlocked at the beginning of the journey. Upon turning the engine off, Rear Occupant Alert will provide a visual alert on the instrument cluster. Rear Occupant Alert is not a substitute for driver attentiveness. Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

11 When the vehicle is parked and the engine has been turned off, the Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert can help to alert the driver if the rear door(s) have been opened at any point after the vehicle was unlocked at the beginning of the journey. Upon exiting and locking the vehicle, the Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert will provide visual, audible, and Blue Link alerts if the interior overhead sensors detect movement. Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert is not a substitute for driver attentiveness. Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle. Blue Link notification requires a Blue Link equipped vehicle with an active Blue Link account. See Owner’s Manual for further details and limitations.

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