All-New IONIQ: Innovative active and passive safety features

  • Innovative active and passive safety features protect the driver and passengers
  • Advanced design, construction methods and materials for the entire IONIQ line-up
  • Body structure improvements make the entire IONIQ line-up strong and durable 

- A light yet rigid body is the result of advanced design, construction methods and materials for the entire IONIQ line-up.

Featuring 53% Advanced High Strength Steel, the chassis of the cars benefits from superior rigidity for responsive handling and is extremely safe, with high impact energy absorption and minimized distortion to protect passengers in the event of a collision. 

To complement the long list of advanced convenience technologies, a host of innovative active and passive safety features protect the driver and passengers. These electronic assistive systems are class-leading as the IONIQ continues to break the mould for alternative fuel vehicles.

The long list of active safety features includes Blind Spot Detection, which works directly alongside Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to warn the driver of any surrounding vehicles, passengers or other objects that may lead to a collision if unnoticed while the car is in motion.

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A Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) are of use when driving. The systems alert the driver if unsafe movements are made while the car is driving over 60km/h by sensing the car’s position. The LDWS sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey, blue lines as well as Bott’s dots on the road, while the LKAS warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.

The IONIQ is also fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage, and applies maximum braking force right before the moment of collision. When a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, the system is activated, operating at speeds of 10 km/h or above and minimizes damage when a collision is unavoidable.

Using front radar sensors, Smart Cruise Control allows a constant speed and distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals; it is automatically cancelled when speed drops to 10 km/h or below. Ioniq Electric takes it a step further by providing Advanced Smart Cruise Control, which supports automatic stop/smart function as well. A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System ensures tires are always suitably inflated.

Around the interior of the IONIQ, a total of seven airbags is available. Including a knee airbag for the driver, they are placed to protect the vehicle’s occupants in the event of a collision. Body structure improvements complemented by a high-strength fibre-reinforced rear bumper make the entire IONIQ line-up strong and durable in the event of a crash.

All technical specifications and emission values are preliminary target values and subject to homologation. [NOTE – Specification may vary by market / region]

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