New European models' specifications: PSA, Renault, Fiat, GM, Ford and Volvo

Increased use of autonomous emergency brake and traffic sign recognition system

2014/01/15

Summary

Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60
IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013

 New European models launched by PSA, Renault, Fiat, GM, Ford and Volvo in and after the fall of 2012 employed numerous advanced driving assistance systems using onboard camera and radar sensors. A number of models including small vehicles come with the autonomous emergency brake and the traffic sign recognition system. Other features which have been increasingly made available include the regenerative energy system, the start/stop system, the auto high beam assist, and the emergency call system.


List of advanced equipment by PSA, Renault, Fiat, GM, Ford and Volvo for the new models launched in Europe since fall, 2012

Driving stability
(including fuel efficiency)
Torque Vectoring Control Ford Kuga
Regenerative energy system Renault Captur, Ford Kuga
Start/stop system Peugeot 2008/308, Citroen C4 Picasso,
Opel Adam, Ford Kuga
Visibility LED headlights Peugeot 308
Auto high beam assist Citroen C4 Picasso, Opel Cascada, Volvo XC60
Driving/parking
assistance
Traffic sign recognition Opel Cascada, Ford Kuga, Volvo XC60
Autonomous emergency brake Peugeot 308, Fiat 500L Trekking, Opel Cascada,
Ford Kuga, Volvo XC60
Pedestrian and cyclist detection with full auto brake Volvo XC60
Comfort/convenience Adaptive display Citroen C4 Picasso, Volvo XC60
Emergency call system Peugeot 2008/308, Ford Kuga


Related Reports:
Features on new models:
  * German OEMs roll-out advanced driving assistance systems (Nov. 2013)
  * US models feature increased use of automatic braking systems (Aug. 2013)
  * Features on new Japanese models (Jul. 2013)
IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013:
  * European & Asian OEMs (Oct. 2013)
  * American & Japanese OEMs (Oct. 2013)
  * BMW, VW, Daimler (Oct. 2013)