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Kia Sportage: Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist operation

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) / Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist operation

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist will warn and control as following operation.

  • Vehicle detection
  • Collision Warning
  • Collision-Avoidance Assist

Vehicle detection

Vehicle detection

Warning light will appear in the outside rear view mirror when the vehicle on both lanes is detected from the rear.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist will operate as following circumstances.

  • Vehicle speed: Above 12 mph (20 km/ h)
  • The speed of the vehicle in the blind spot area: Above 7 mph (10 km/h)

Collision Warning

Collision Warning will operate when the turn signal to change the lane in the direction of the vehicle in the blind spot area.

  • To warn the driver of a collision, the warning light on the side view mirror will blink. At the same time, an audible warning will sound.
  • When the turn signal is turned off or you move away from the lane, the collision warning will be canceled, and the function will return to vehicle detection state.

NOTICE

If Warning Only is selected from the Settings menu, the collision warning will operate when your vehicle approaches the lane the blind spot vehicle is detected.

WARNING

  • The detecting range of the rear corner radar is determined by a standard road width, therefore, on a narrow road, the function may detect other vehicles in the two lanes away and warn you. In contrast, on a wide road, the function may not be able to detect a vehicle driving in the next lane and may not warn you.
  • When the hazard warning flasher is on, the collision warning by the turn signal will not operate.

NOTICE

  • If the driver's seat is on the left side, the collision warning may occur when you turn left. If the driver's seat is on the right side, the collision warning may occur when you turn right. Maintain a proper distance with the vehicles in the lane.
  • Images or colors may be displayed differently depends on the instrument cluster specifications or theme.

Collision-Avoidance Assist (while driving)

Collision-Avoidance Assist (while driving)

  1. Emergency Braking
  • To warn the driver of a collision, the warning light on the side view mirror will blink, and a warning message will appear on the cluster. At the same time, an audible warning will sound. It assists in braking control to help prevent collision with the vehicle in the blind spot area.
  • Collision-Avoidance Assist will be operated under the following circumstances.
  • Your vehicle speed: 40~120 mph (60~200 km/h).
  •  Both lane markings of the driving lane are detected.

WARNING

  • Collision-Avoidance Assist will be canceled under the following circumstances:
  • Your vehicle enters the next lane by a certain distance
  •  Your vehicle is away from the collision risk
  •  The steering wheel is sharply steered
  •  The brake pedal is depressed
  •  Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is operating
  • After Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist operation or changing lane, you must drive to the center of the lane.

The function will not operate if the vehicle is not driven in the center of the lane.

Collision-Avoidance Assist (while departing)

Collision-Avoidance Assist (while departing)

  1. Emergency Braking
  • To warn the driver of a collision, the warning light on the outside rear view mirror will blink, and a warning message will appear on the cluster. At the same time, an audible warning will sound.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist will operate when your vehicle speed is below 2 mph (3km/h), and the speed of the vehicle in the blind spot area is above 3 mph (5 km/h).
  • Emergency Braking will be assisted to help prevent collision with the vehicle in the blind spot area.

Collision-Avoidance Assist (while departing)

  1. Drive carefully

When the vehicle is stopped due to emergency braking, the warning message will appear on the cluster. For your safety, the driver should depress the brake pedal immediately and check the surroundings.

  • Brake control will end after the vehicle is stopped by emergency braking for approximately 2 seconds.

WARNING

Take the following precautions when using Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist:

  • For your safety, change the Blind- Spot Safety system Settings after parking the vehicle at a safe location.
  • If any other function's warning message is displayed or audible warning is generated, Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist's warning message may not be displayed and audible warning may not be generated.
  • You may not hear the warning sound of Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist if the surroundings are noisy.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may not operate if the driver applies the brake pedal to avoid collision.
  • When Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist is operating, braking control by the function will automatically cancel when the driver excessively depresses the accelerator pedal or control the steering wheel.
  • During Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist operation, the vehicle may stop suddenly injuring passengers and shifting loose objects. Always have the seat belt on and keep loose objects secured.
  • Even if there is a problem with Blind- Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, the vehicle's basic braking performance will operate normally.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist does not operate in all situations or cannot avoid all collisions.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist may warn the driver late or may not warn the driver depending on the road and driving conditions.
  • Driver should maintain control of the vehicle at all times. Do not depend on Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist.

    Maintain a safe braking distance, and if necessary, depress the brake pedal to reduce driving speed or to stop the vehicle.

WARNING

The brake control may not operate properly depending on the status of ESC (Electronic Stability Control).

There will only be a warning when:

  • The ESC (Electronic Stability Control) warning light is on
  •  ESC (Electronic Stability Control) is engaged in a different function

NOTICE

The images or colors may be displayed differently depending on the specifications of the instrument cluster or theme.

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