Front Assist helps you manage your surroundings by monitoring the road ahead and measuring critical distances. If it detects a potential collision, the system will alert you visually and audibly as well as preparing the braking system for an emergency brake application.
This system works alongside the City Emergency Braking feature, which is active in traffic at speeds of up to 18mph. This feature becomes active if a driver doesn’t brake hard enough, and will increase the braking pressure accordingly. If a driver fails to brake at all, the system will autonomously brake in an attempt to avoid an accident, or reduce the collisions severity.
In 2016, the Department for Transport reported that this technology could have prevented 348 deaths or serious injuries and 2,496 accidents if fitted to all commercial vehicles below 3.5 tonnes.