Get to Know the ADAS Suite Before You Need It

A photo illustration of one of the ADAS systems.

What Does Alfa Romeo ADAS Do?

Alfa Romeo has really leaned into the technological revolution currently underway in the automotive industry. Not only does the current Alfa Romeo lineup feature some of the most advanced connectivity technology in the world, but it also has a long list of standard and available active safety systems that can help drivers avoid potentially dangerous situations. So, what does Alfa Romeo ADAS do? ADAS is an industry term that stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and includes the various sensors that let drivers know there is an obstruction nearby. Let’s take a look at a few things that you might need to know.

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Ever since the automobile entered popular culture, the dream of self-driving cars was close behind. Alfa Romeo vehicles equipped with the full slate of ADAS technology deliver Level 2 semi-autonomous driving. That means under the right conditions, this technology can very briefly take over control of the automobile’s speed, braking and steering — taking some of the workload from the person behind the wheel.

Highway and Traffic Jam Assist

Stop-and-go traffic conditions can be especially stressful for drivers. The newly introduced Highway and Traffic Jam Assist system can alleviate a lot of those stressors by using the vehicle’s array of sensors to keep its occupants safe by controlling the speed, steering and following distance from other traffic. The driver still needs to keep their hands on the steering wheel.

Lanesense® Lane Departure Warning

Inadvertently drifting out of your lane is extraordinarily dangerous when travelling on the highway. The Lansense® system will automatically apply small steering corrections to keep the Alfa Romeo vehicle centred in its lane.

Driver Attention Alert

Almost every study on traffic safety has determined that inattentive driving is among the top causes of accidents. There is an endless list of things that can distract a driver and it’s helpful to have something to snap the person behind the wheel back to the here-and-now. The Driver Attention Alert monitors the driver’s behaviour and provides subtle alerts to make them focus on the road.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Cruise control has been around for a long time. The technology has rapidly advanced to become Adaptive Cruise Control. Drivers can preset the desired speed to travel and distance from traffic, and the system will maintain those figures. Adaptive Cruise Control is available with select Alfa Romeo packages. 

Make an appointment with an Alfa Romao Ottawa product expert, today, if you would like to learn more about our lineup’s active safety systems and other technology features.