Driving assistance technology is becoming more prevalent in our cars these days, as manufacturers continue to make their cars safer and safer.
This will lead to people not needing to drive at all, as autonomous technology will make human mobility much easier and means we can spend our time on the move doing different tasks that we may not have had time for.
But, for now, semi-autonomous technologies help guide drivers and make journeys much safer and easier. Here are ten cars that come with a serious level of driver assist technologies…
Available as both a saloon and an Avant-labelled estate, the A6 is one of the new breed of Audis that feature an impressive level of assistance systems. Parking and garage pilot help to make parking much easier, as the car can do it all on its own and it can be activated through the myAudi app on a compatible smartphone. The city and tour assist packs also aid drivers extensively while on the go, thanks to the myriad of sensors and cameras fitted.
As one of the most forward-looking cars on sale, it’s no surprise that the I-Pace comes with such a high level of driver assists. To future-proof the all-electric model, Jaguar has fitted the SUV with a series of assists, such as emergency braking, cruise control with speed limiter, adaptive speed limiter and sign recognition, driver condition monitor, lane keep assist and a rear camera all as standard – while even more advanced systems are available as options.
The sleek and stylish 508 is fitted with the latest equipment from Peugeot, including a raft of driver assistance systems. The French saloon is available with more than enough equipment to keep you on the straight and narrow, such as autonomous emergency braking with distance alert, active lane keeping, speed limit recognition, active blind spot detection, driver attention alert and high-beam assist – with customers also able to choose a night vision camera.
Much like every other Volvo released since the 2015 XC90, the XC40 is crammed with plenty assistance systems – even from the base level. The compact crossover can be fitted with Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist that can do most of the driving for you, while city safety automatic braking, run-off road protection, cross traffic alert with auto brake and a 360-degree camera are all on offer with the small SUV.
The stylish family saloon is currently one of the best to drive, and to aid you on your journeys Mazda can fit the 6 with a series of safety system. Features from the i-Activsense setup, such as radar cruise control with stop & go, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, smart city brake support and rear cross traffic alert are all available here. Adaptive LED headlights and a projected active driver display can also be added.
Mercedes brought the new A-Class to the market with a fanfare about how advanced it was. As standard, the premium hatchback comes with active lane keeping assist, speed limit assist and the voice-activated MBUX infotainment system. The compact can also be fitted with adaptive LED headlights and traffic sign assist, while automatic emergency braking is applied.
The popular family hatchback can now be one of the most advanced cars on the road. The Co-Pilot360 system includes adaptive cruise control and lane centering assist, while active park assist can aid getting into a tight space without a hitch. Adaptive LED headlights are also on offer, as well as pre-collision assist and active braking.
With the emergency assist setup, Touareg drivers will be able to have that additional peace of mind to know they’re in safe hands. Adaptive cruise control will help to reduce driver fatigue, while rear proactive occupant protection can help protect passengers in the event of a series collision. Traffic jam assist and intersection assist can both improve safety out on the road, too.
The all-electric hatchback has taken the world by storm and as part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility programme, the Leaf has some serious safety systems on board. The ProPilot setup can take most of the strain out of driving thanks to traffic jam pilot and adaptive cruise control assistance, while the ProPilot Park system can park the car all on its own. The Leaf also features emergency braking and lane assist.
Citroen’s latest family-orientated vehicle can be fitted with a high level of safety kit to keep everyone on board secure. Driver attention alert, speed limit and sign recognition, collision risk alert, active safety brake, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning are all available on the Berlingo, as well as park assist, a colour head-up display and rear-view camera all on hand to help you out.