lane departure system


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lane departure system

A vehicular safety system designed to keep drivers from drifting out of lane as well as off the road. Cameras monitor the lines in the road, and if the vehicle crosses them without the turn signal on, the driver is given a visual and/or audible alert. Known as "steering assist," the lane departure system may also nudge the car back into the lane.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
More advanced systems automatically keep the car centered in the lane. Also called "lane centering assist," this semiautonomous driving feature requires that drivers keep their hands on the wheel and works when there are no sharp curves in the road. On a long trip, the combination of lane departure and adaptive cruise control systems provides a measure of "auto pilot" without being true self-driving. See automotive safety systems, adaptive cruise control and self-driving car.


Keep Hands on Wheel
The steering wheel control on this 2017 Honda turns on lane departure. If the car moves into another lane without the turn signal flashing, the steering wheel gently pulsates to nudge the driver while moving the car back into the lane. This is not a self-driving vehicle, and drivers must keep their hands on the wheel.


Keep Hands on Wheel
The steering wheel control on this 2017 Honda turns on lane departure. If the car moves into another lane without the turn signal flashing, the steering wheel gently pulsates to nudge the driver while moving the car back into the lane. This is not a self-driving vehicle, and drivers must keep their hands on the wheel.
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There are haptic elements in the driver's seat that cause the seat to vibrate as a result of input from the lane departure system (see next item), on either the left or right side (depending on the direction of the deviation).
The lane departure system introduced on the new C5 is available as an option as are directional headlamps which rotate with the steering wheel, in-car MP3 player and parking sensors.
Delphi's lane departure system was one of a portfolio of safety-related technologies presented at a recent commercial vehicle show in Europe.
Features such as Vauxhall's FlexFix cycle carrier as used on the Corsa are also likely to be included on the newmodel as will the Front Camera System from the Insignia, which combines traffic signal recognition with a lane departure system.