Clever warning concept.
Sideguard Assist provides support by means of a two-stage warning system in order to mitigate critical traffic situations automatically. For this purpose, two close-range sensors permanently monitor the co-driver's side over the entire length of the vehicle, including the trailer and across a width of one lane. The assistance system is available for left-hand and right-hand drive vehicles.
If the system detects persons or objects moving in the danger zone, the driver is warned. During this informative warning stage, a yellow LED lamp lights up in the A-pillar of the co-driver's side, automatically attracting the driver's attention to the critical area. If the person or object comes to a halt within the monitoring zone, the warning light goes out after a defined period of time.
If there is immediate risk of a collision, the assistant warns the driver. During this warning stage, a red lamp lights up in the A-pillar. Also there is a loud beeping sound from the speaker in the co-driver's door. The visual and audible signals provide the driver with valuable time to react.
The assistance system also reacts to persons standing still.
Less common but equally serious: collisions with stationary cyclists or pedestrians when turning. That is why the assistance system warns of an acute risk of collision with persons or objects at a standstill if these are located within the Econic curve trajectory. There is an immediate warning in the form of a red LED display. The curve trajectory warning on the Econic applies at speeds up to 36 km/h.