VSM (VEHICLE STABILITY MANAGEMENT)
With this system, your car keeps monitoring the road conditions and protects your safety by automatically controlling the steering wheel and the brake when the road is bumpy.
ESC ( ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL)
The Electronic Stability control (ESC) system is designed to stabilize the vehicle during cornering manoeuvres. ESC checks where you are steering and where the vehicle is actually going. ESC applies the brakes on individual wheels and intervenes with the engine management system to stabilize the vehicle.
ABS ( ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM)
The anti-lock braking (ABS) system is used to maintain wheel motion and traction while braking, accelerating or cornering on a slippery surface. This system uses the same components as the traction control system (TCS), and the functionalities of both are integrated through the ABS control module.
BAS (BRAKE FORCE ASSIST SYSTEM)
BAS (brake assist system) instantly increases braking power in an emergency situation to shorten the braking distance.
HAC (HILL-START ASSIST CONTROL)
A vehicle has the tendency to slip back on a steep hill when it starts to go after stopping. The Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents the vehicle from slipping back by operating the brakes automatically for about 1~2 seconds. The brakes are released when the accelerator pedal is depressed or after about 1~2 seconds.
DBC (DOWNHILL BRAKE CONTROL)
The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) supports the driver driving down a steep hill without the driver depressing the brake pedal. It slows down the vehicle under 8 km/h (5mph) and lets the driver concentrate on steering the vehicle defaults to the OFF position whenever the ignition is turned on.
ESS (EMERGANCY STOP SIGNAL)
With this system, abrupt braking while you drive triggers fast blinking of a brake lamp to alert cars behind you on any danger.
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE ASSIST (FCA)
|By warning and braking automatically, the FCA system assists you in avoiding or mitigating an accident. A radar on the car’s front bumper and a camera on the windscreen monitor for hazards on the horizon, such as pedestrians or other cars.|
LANE KEEPING ASSIST (LKA)
|The Lane Keeping Assist System detects lane markers on the road, and assists the driver’s steering to help keep the vehicle between lanes. When the system detects the vehicle straying from its lane, it alerts the driver with a visual and audible warning, while applying a slight counter steering torque, trying to prevent the vehicle from moving out of its lane.|
LANE FOLLOWING ASSIST (LFA)
|A camera in the Kia’s windshield monitors the vehicle’s position in the lane. If the vehicle crosses the road markings unintentionally without using the turning signal, the system provides an audible and visual warning. The system is also able to guide the Kia vehicle back into the centre of the lane.|
DRIVER ATTENTION WARNING (DAW)
|A driver protection feature which helps monitor driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents. … If the system detects inattentive driving patterns, an audible sound and message on the display panel will bring this to the driver’s attention.|
SMART CRUISE CONTROL (SCC)
|Smart Cruise Control is an intelligent form of cruise control that utilizes radars and cameras to detect any vehicles in front of you, and to then automatically keep your vehicle at an appropriate distance from that vehicle.|
BLIND SPOT COLLISION WARNING (BCW)
|Blind spot warning (BSW) systems use cameras, radar, and/or ultrasonic sensors alongside your vehicle to detect vehicles you can’t see that are next to or behind your car. If a vehicle is detected there, drivers get a visual warning, often in the outboard mirrors, or on the front pillars.|
SMART PARKING ASSIST (SPA)
|The Smart Parking Assist System helps drivers park their vehicle by using sensors to measure parallel parking spaces, control the steering wheel to semi-automatically park the car and provide instruction on the LCD display to help through parking.|
REAR CROSS TRAFFIC COLLISION WARNING(RCCW)
|Rear cross-traffic alert can help you when backing out from a parking space. When your vehicle is in reverse and your speed is less than 5 MPH, the system is designed to detect other automobiles approaching between 5 and 18 MPH from the right or left rear of the vehicle.|
HIGH BEAM ASSIST (HBA)
|The high beam assist is a system that automatically adjusts headlamp range (switches between high beam and low beam) according to the brightness of other vehicles and road conditions.|
EPB + AUTO HOLD BRAKE
|The Auto Hold maintains the vehicle in a standstill even though the brake pedal is not depressed after the driver brings the vehicle to a complete stop by depressing the brake pedal. 1.Depress the brake pedal and then press the Auto Hold button.|
INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMIT WARNING (ISLW)
|Intelligent speed adaptation (ISA), also known as alerting, and intelligent authority, is any system that ensures that vehicle speed does not exceed a safe or legally enforced speed. … The purpose of ISA is to assist the driver to maintain a safe speed.|
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORY SYSTEM (TPMS)
|TPMS monitors the air pressure inside the tires of your car and alerts you if there is any under-inflated one, indicating its position.|
AROUND VIEW MONITOR (AVM)
|At speeds below 20 km/h, the AVM combines four wide-angle images (taken from cameras on the front, rear and sides of the vehicle) to give you a bird’s eye view of the space around you. In the Optima Plug-in Hybrid the view is 270 degrees.|
SMART POWER TAILGATE (SPT)
|Smart Power Tailgate enables an owner to activate a power opening feature by simply standing for a few seconds at the rear of the vehicle with the key in his or her pocket or purse. To activate the Smart Power Liftgate, go to User Settings Mode and select Smart Power Liftgate on the LCD display.|
Steps for using Wireless Smartphone Charging include:
HEATED & VENTILATED SEATS
|Heated and ventilated seats keep you fresh in the summer and nice and cosy when it’s chilly.
Heated seats use a long strip of a heating element through the material of the car seat called a resistor that heats up when an electrical current is run through it.
Ventilated Seats or seat ventilation is a feature that is built into the seats and it directs air through the seat unto the occupant for increased comfort especially on long journeys. Ventilated seats function via several small fans in the seat cushion and backrest.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
REAR POWER SOCKET
JBL SPEAKER BAND
AdBlue – KIA Models with Diesel engines
What is AdBlue
AdBlue is one of the latest techniques used to clean up diesel emissions is known as selective catalytic reduction (SCR). A solution of urea in water is used to treat exhaust gases and remove harmful pollutants, including nitrogen oxides (NOx), of which nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is the most harmful. The fluid used in most vehicles is known as AdBlue, a registered trademark owned by the German Association of the Automobile Industry (VDA), which ensures standards are maintained. The fluid is stored in a tank in the car, but unlike petrol or diesel it is not injected into the engine; instead it is fed into part of the vehicle’s exhaust. A chemical reaction converts the harmful NOx exhaust gases into harmless nitrogen and water.
Are there NOT different grades of AdBlue?
AdBlue is a proprietary name, like Hoover and iPhone: i.e. there are not different types or brands of AdBlue, though there may at any time be different brands selling other urea-based solutions that perform the same function.
The AdBlue tank in the Kia Sportage is located behind the fuel cover, next to the diesel fuel filler.
How to fill tank
Ensure the car is parked on a level surface and locate the AdBlue tank. Unscrew the blue lid and replenish the tank using AdBlue bottles or pouches bought from a registered AdBlue dealer.
How will drivers know if AdBlue needs topping up?
The car’s driver information display screen should flash up warnings, much as it would if fuel or windscreen washer fluid were low. Failing to act on these warnings will ultimately result in the car refusing to start until the AdBlue tank is filled.
What happens if you run out of AdBlue?
If you run out of AdBlue while you’re driving, then the engine’s power and performance will be reduced to limit its emissions. Once you’ve stopped, you won’t be able to restart the engine if the AdBlue tank’s empty.
Where can I buy AdBlue?
Garages should refill AdBlue as part of a diesel car’s routine servicing. However, it’s possible to refill a tank of AdBlue yourself.
Can you top up AdBlue anytime?
Based on conservative estimates, AdBlue may require topping up every 8,000 to 12,500 km although this will fluctuate based on manufacturer, model, and driving style.
AdBlue and your car’s warranty
If your car has a warranty, it is important to use branded AdBlue solution. For any solution to use this trademark, it must comply with certain standards that vehicle manufacturers’ SCR systems rely on. Failing to do so could invalidate the warranty.