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All-New Kia Sorento has a Feature Called MCB and its Quite Cool

The upcoming all-new Kia Sorento is the first car to be equipped with Kia’s innovative Multi-Collision Brake system, helping to prevent passengers from being involved in secondary collisions after an initial impact.

The system is designed to help prevent or mitigate the severity of a secondary collision, which may occur after initial impact as the vehicle continues to a stop, often out of the driver’s control.

The system is activated by the deployment of the vehicle’s airbags, which indicates a severity of accident that warrants intervention. Once activated, the system measures vehicle speed and any changes of direction, applying the appropriate level of braking force to bring the car to a controlled stop.

The system monitors the position of the pedals to check if the driver is attempting to accelerate or brake. If the MCB system detects little or no driver intervention, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) mechanism intervenes to apply the appropriate amount of braking for the car’s level of momentum. The system is not active at speeds exceeding 110mph, as brake intervention at high speeds can cause other severe impacts.

The fourth-generation Sorento will be the first Kia sold in Europe to include this innovative new safety technology. The Sorento is already one of the safest cars in its class, fitted with a wide range of collision mitigating technology, including Kia’s latest Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA) technology with pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle detection. MCB extends the Sorento’s safety remit by focussing on the situation immediately after an accident, further improving the car’s extensive safety package.

MCB will be offered as standard on all Sorento models, including the new Plug-in Hybrid model which is due to launch in Europe early in 2021. .

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All-New Kia Sorento Shows Your Blind Spot in the Speedometer

Kia has revealed details of the brand’s new Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM) technology which is included in the all-new Sorento.

Unlike the usual Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) which alerts us of a vehicle in the blind spot via an amber light or a beep, Kia’s BVM system displays a high-resolution video feed on the TFT-LCD screen in the instrument panel when the driver indicates to change lanes.

The BVM also enhances drivers’ vision on both sides of the car when driving on the road, and is linked with the car’s turn signal.

The video of the blind spot briefly takes the place of either the speedometer or tachometer dial display (or the hybrid system gauge in Sorento Hybrid models), while still showing the driver the vehicle’s current speed.

The video feed comes from discreet wide-angle, high-resolution cameras, one hidden in each of the door mirror housings. These provide a wider viewing angle than the mirrors themselves to give drivers a clear view of the other vehicle.

The Sorento is the first Kia vehicle in Europe to offer this advanced driving assistance feature, one of a range of functions enabled by the car’s new fully-digital ‘Supervision’ 12.3-inch instrument cluster.

With a high-definition 1920×720-pixel display, Kia’s ‘Supervision’ digital instrument cluster replaces conventional speedometer and tachometer dials with a single, seamless display, incorporating pin-sharp digital dials for vehicle and engine speeds. 

Kia’s BVM technology is currently being offered to buyers in Europe as part of a package which includes a Surround View Monitor and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA), making low-speed parking manoeuvres as safe and easy as possible, as well as a Bose Performance Series audio system.

Malaysia? We have no idea, so watch this space for more updates from Kia. Wow, that actually rhymed…

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