The Turn Assist function will be introduced on the Skoda, and the Octavia will be the first car in its class that will receive this innovative security technology. Using the built-in camera, Octavia can track oncoming traffic when turning left at an intersection, and to identify cyclists and pedestrians. If the maneuver is detected immediate danger, the car to a complete stop, warning about the danger of the driver.
This enhanced security feature will be in standby mode every time you turn on the engine and is activated when you turn on the turn signal to the left. While the “indicator” will show other road users the intention of the driver, Turn Assist is able to provide additional assistance in order to avoid any potential accident.
Another novelty Skoda is a new technology of prevention, which is part of the monitoring system of blind zones. It works when the car is parked. Controlling what is happening on the sides of the car, and behind it, the system warns the driver and other passengers when unsafe to open their doors by means of visual signal lights and sound alerts, which will continue until, until the danger has passed.
Working on both the front and rear doors warning do not allow passengers to open the door like right in front of the cyclist.
The camera in the new Octavia is able to track the possible dangers behind the vehicle at a distance of 35 metres and at an angle of approximately 120 degrees, providing greater certainty for drivers and passengers that it is safe to leave the car.
In addition to warning about the turn and the warning about the output, there is also a system to prevent collisions, and the new Octavia is the first Skoda equipped with this technology. The front camera is able to detect potential danger and to perform a controlled evasive maneuver from it, be ahead of the other vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian. The system uses real-time data provided by the array of cameras and radars, to calculate the most appropriate and, most importantly, the most safe path to avoid potential danger. This calculation takes into account distance, width and position of the vehicle or obstacles ahead, and the system will be able to perform this function at speeds up to 140 km/h.
About the safety of cyclists taken care of with the help of predictive protection, which uses the front camera and radar to alert the driver if there is a potential danger of collision with a cyclist, and if necessary, activates the emergency brake.