ŠKODA has revealed a raft of safety features which are all set to make their debut for the brand in the fourth-generation Octavia. The Czech manufacturer says the new technologies won’t just ensure safety for the driver of the vehicle but also other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Another first to feature on a ŠKODA is the brand’s new Exit Warning technology, which is part of the Blind Spot Detection system and comes into effect when the car is parked up. Monitoring the rear and sides of the vehicle, the system warns the driver and other passengers when it may not be safe to open their door through the use of visual warning lights and sounding an alert, so avoiding a possible collision with a cyclist.
In a press release, ŠKODA states: ‘Cyclists will further be protected by the Predictive Cycling Protection feature in the all-new Octavia which uses the front cameras and radar to trigger a cascade of warnings to the driver if a cyclist is detected ahead – and will even engage the emergency brakes if necessary to avoid any possible accident’.
Now in its fourth generation since the modern-day OCTAVIA‘s launched in 1996, the model is the bestselling ŠKODA ever with more than seven million cars produced.