Safety: nine airbags and state-of-the-art assistance systems

›  Comprehensive range of active and passive safety features and numerous innovative assistance systems
›  Travel Assist supports longitudinal and lateral steering
›  Head-up display with augmented reality makes its ŠKODA debut

Mladá Boleslav, 29 March 2021 – The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV offers its passengers high levels of active and passive safety. The all-electric SUV boasts up to nine airbags, a comprehensive and proactive Crew Protect Assist feature and numerous assistance systems. Travel Assist provides support with longitudinal and lateral steering, and the latest assistance systems can warn of potential collisions. With the head-up display in the brand’s all-electric SUV, ŠKODA is using augmented reality for the first time to provide the driver with even more targeted information so they don’t have to take their eyes off the road. Full LED Matrix headlights provide greater safety when driving in the dark. Features that make parking even easier will follow later in the year.

The all-electric ENYAQ iV is the first ŠKODA that can be equipped with an innovative head-up display with augmented reality which projects information for the driver onto two different areas. In addition to the current speed and detected traffic signs, information from the assistance systems and navigation instructions can also be displayed on the windscreen just above the dashboard in immediate view of the driver. The larger projection zone for augmented reality is located higher up on the windscreen, still in clear view of the driver. Here, larger symbols such as directional arrows from the navigation system are displayed and virtually projected onto the road ahead. Information relating to Adaptive Lane Assist or Adaptive Cruise Control is also shown here, as are traffic signs and warnings. Via the infotainment system’s menu, the driver can adjust the position of the display area on the windscreen, set the colour and brightness, and select what information is shown.

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Full LED Matrix headlights allow the driver to leave the high beam on at all times

The optional full LED Matrix headlights provide a big boost in safety when driving in the dark. Each Matrix high beam module contains 24 LEDs, which can be controlled individually and enable the driver to have the high beam on at all times without dazzling other road users. If a camera on the windscreen detects vehicles as well as people and objects reflecting the light, the intelligent lighting technology automatically turns off individual segments of the light beam.

Innovative assistance systems to help prevent collisions

The ENYAQ iV can be fitted with any of the state-of-the-art assistance systems ŠKODA offers. Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian and Cyclist Protection as well as Side Assist including Rear Traffic Alert warn of collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and fixed obstacles. Front Assist can prevent an accident completely or at least minimise its consequences. Innovative new assistance systems also boost safety. In the event of an impending collision with a pedestrian, cyclist or other vehicle, for example, Collision Avoidance Assist supports the driver by making targeted interventions in the steering to prevent the accident from occurring. When turning left at junctions, Turn Assist detects oncoming traffic at an early stage, warns the driver and automatically brings the car to a stop if necessary. When a door is opened, Exit Warning alerts the occupant if another vehicle or a cyclist approaches from behind. It does this acoustically and visually via a light signal on the inside of the wing mirror housing.



Proactive Crew Protect Assist and up to nine airbags

Should a collision be imminent despite all the assistance systems or if the driver initiates a sudden braking manoeuvre, the proactive Crew Protect Assist feature will automatically take precautions to protect the vehicle’s occupants in the best possible way. The system will tension the seat belts and close the windows and the panoramic sliding roof, both in the event of an impending collision and if the car is in danger of skidding or tipping over. In the event of an accident, the ENYAQ iV’s occupants are protected by up to nine airbags. Driver and front passenger airbags are fitted as standard, as are front side airbags and two curtain airbags, which cover the side windows in the first and second rows of seats. A central airbag between the front seats reduces the impact between the driver and front passenger. Two additional side airbags for the outer rear seats are optional.



Comfort and safety with Travel Assist

Travel Assist provides active support for longitudinal and lateral steering and comprises Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Adaptive Lane Assist including roadwork recognition, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. The system is activated at the touch of a button, which is located on the multifunction steering wheel, keeping the ENYAQ iV in its current lane and automatically monitoring the distance to vehicles in front. In congested traffic, Travel Assist can autonomously bring the ENYAQ iV to a stop, make it pull away and follow other vehicles. When the indicator is activated, the system assists in changing lanes and provides steering support through tight corners. Travel Assist displays the vehicle’s surroundings in the ENYAQ iV’s screens, allowing the driver to see any objects the vehicle sensors detect. Soon, the next-stage system will be able to take over lateral steering in narrow spaces in the city using online information based on current data clusters. Adaptive Cruise Control, which in its predictive version also incorporates data from the navigation system and detected traffic signs, will also be able to react to obstacles reported via online traffic data. The Travel Assist function requires the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel. If the vehicle detects that the driver is no longer steering, braking or accelerating, Emergency Assist attempts to initially warn them visually, then acoustically and ultimately by jolting the brakes. If the driver fails to react, the hazard lights are activated, the vehicle is brought to a standstill in its current lane and eCall is triggered.



Clever parking assistance

The current version of the optional Park Assist feature automatically manoeuvres the vehicle into and out of parallel and bay parking spaces. The next version will also be able to brake automatically and prevent the car from colliding with pedestrians or objects. Remote parking goes a step further, allowing drivers to remotely control their ENYAQ iV via the MyŠKODA app on a smartphone to direct it into very tight parking spaces. With the Trained Parking feature, the system records the route into a frequently used parking space, for example in a narrow or angled driveway, and can automatically repeat this route at any time. Area View is even better than the optional rear-view camera, as its four cameras create a 360-degree top-down image of the ENYAQ iV’s immediate surroundings.




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