The ŠKODA KAROQ features a wide range of driver assistance systems that are normally found in higher vehicle segments and, alongside comfort, put active safety above all else. The systems provide pedestrian protection and keep the compact SUV at a safe distance from the car in front. They make it easier for the driver to change lanes and stay in lane, help the driver to park, and make them aware of important traffic signs. In addition to its solid body structure, an exemplary level of passive safety is also provided by the comprehensive equipment offering with restraint systems including up to nine airbags.
The vehicle’s advanced chassis technology and modern stability systems ensure driving characteristics that are as safe as they are comfortable. For example, both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants are equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which features an extensive range of functions to enable safe driving on any surface and in any weather conditions as standard. Furthermore, active safety is also promoted by numerous driver assistance systems.
Rear Traffic Alert
Using the rear radar, it monitors movement behind the car when reversing and warns the driver of objects moving behind the car.
Prevents collisions during parking by detecting obstacles (in front of or behind the car) and evaluating them as a collision threat (based on the speed and direction of the car’s movement), in which case it automatically applies the brakes and stops the vehicle.
A camera mounted in the tailgate handle monitors the area behind the car – it is activated automatically when reverse gear is engaged, and the infotainment screen displays the space behind the car with lines for guidance.
Specification: visibility angle 150° (H) x 108° (V), resolution (colour CMOS) 648 (H) x 488 (V)
The system for automatic parking can execute the following manoeuvres:
• parallel parking
• exiting a parallel parking space
• forward perpendicular parking
• reverse perpendicular parking
It has 12 sensors around the car for automatic parking, and can be complemented by a rearview camera.
Using the driver’s steering characteristics, Driver Alert detects deviations from their normal behaviour and thereby a reduction in their concentration. The system analyses the steering characteristics for 15 minutes after the engine
has been started and saves the information as the basis for a signal. During this analysis phase, a minimum speed of 65 km/h must be maintained. A significant deviation from the characteristic steering behaviour indicates driver
fatigue. A visual warning on the instrument cluster prompts the driver to take a break.
Traffic Sign Recognition
The camera-based Traffic Sign Recognition detects the most common traffic signs and displays them as a pictogram on the digital instrument panel and/or on the navigation system. The same applies for the current speed limit and restrictions on overtaking
Traffic Jam Assist
Traffic Jam Assist makes it easier to drive the car in traffic. This system provides greater safety and comfort in traffic jams and stop-and-go traffic. Traffic Jam Assist works in combination with the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane
Assist systems. ACC and Lane Assist ‘fuse together’ to form Traffic Jam Assist. Here, Lane Assist comes with adaptive lane guidance which helps the vehicle to stay in lane at speeds below 60 km/h. When ACC is active at the same time, steering, braking and acceleration are carried out automatically, even in traffic jams. The driver’s hands must be on the steering wheel for this to work.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) maintains the desired distance from the car in front, meaning that the system can reduce the speed of the car or discretely apply its brakes prior to a potential collision. Besides the speed,
the driver can also progressively configure the distance and how dynamically ACC is to work.
At speeds above 65 km/h, Lane Assist helps the driver by using a camera in the rear-view mirror mount. If the compact SUV approaches a road marking without using the indicators, the system helps the driver to stay in lane by
initiating a subtle corrective steering manoeuvre.
High Beam Assist
Automatically turns the full beam on and off depending on the current lighting conditions and traffic situation.
Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS)
Adapts the lighting in front of the vehicle to various driving situations by changing the geometry of the headlight beam.
Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian Protection and City Emergency Brake function
The standard Front Assist feature including City Emergency Brake with Predictive Pedestrian Protection uses a radar sensor. The radar captures a large area and also works reliably when visibility is poor. Should the system sense that a collision is imminent, it warns the driver in stages. If necessary, it can initiate automated braking up to an emergency stop. City Emergency Brake is active up to 34 km/h. The standard Predictive Pedestrian Protection
feature complements Front Assist: it initiates an emergency stop at speeds between 10 and 60 km/h if a pedestrian dangerously attempts to cross the path of the car. At speeds exceeding 40 km/h, an additional collision warning is
Reduces the risk of an incident if the driver is not feeling well. If Lane Assist detects that the driver does not have their hands on the steering wheel even after a warning has been emitted, Emergency Assist is activated and brings the car to a standstill while keeping it in lane and activating the hazard warning lights.
Prevents any further uncontrolled movement of the car after a collision by braking, thus reducing the possibility of a further collision. At the same time, the hazard warning lights flash and the brake lights remain permanently on.
Crew Protect Assist
Secures the space around the front seats to proactively protect the driver and front passenger in the event of a collision:
• by tensioning the front seatbelts
• by closing the electrically operated side
windows (if open) to leave an opening of 55 mm
• by closing the electrically operated panoramic
sliding roof (if fitted).
If the vehicle is equipped with front radar (Front Assist), Crew Protect Assist can predict the possibility of a crisis situation (by monitoring the traffic) and thus prepare for a larger number of potential situations.
Blind Spot Detect
Two radar sensors in the rear bumper monitor the area behind the car and, by turning on an LED light in the wing mirror, alert the driver to a vehicle in the blind spot.