*Rüsselsheim. The innovative Opel front camera has won the 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'. The system, which is offered in the Opel Insignia flagship (not available in Southern Africa) and the best-selling Astra compact, was voted into first place in the 'price-performance stars' category by the readers of authoritative German car magazine auto motor und sport and the podcast Moove. The German brand’s front camera has already won many awards in previous generations and is offered as standard equipment on several model variants. It is the key component of numerous driver assistance systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.
“Opel has always made innovative technology available to a
wide customer base”, said Vice President of Communications, Harald Hamprecht,
at the prize-giving for the 'Car Connectivity Award' in Stuttgart. “The popular
front camera is a good example. We want to offer our customers cars that are
advanced as well as safe and comfortable. The readers want the same, which is
why we are particularly pleased to win this award.”
This year was the sixth time that readers of auto motor und
sport and Moove have elected the winners of the 'Car Connectivity Award'. They
could choose from cars and technologies in 11 categories, e.g. 'telephone
integration' and 'price-performance stars' to 'connected ecars'. More than
12,000 readers and users took part in this year’s election.
‘Opel Front Camera’ Functionality Explained – Driver
The Opel Front Camera operates at speeds above 60 km and
monitors the area in front of the vehicle via a camera positioned on the
windscreen’s upper area. This camera collects information continually, analyses
it and informs the driver on required information and warning signals allowing
for safe, ease of driving.
Forward Collison Alert / Follow Distance Indicator
Forward Collision Alert pre-warns of a possible front-end
collision, with some Opel models automatically going into brake mode if the
driver fails to act accordingly. The functionality is to pre-warn of a possible
accident due to the reduction in set, safe following distance.
The Opel Front Camera calculates the distance between the
driven vehicle and the vehicle ahead and can be set to suit the driver’s
preferred style of driving with green symbolising a safe distance and amber
warning of a reduced safety measurement.
Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
The Lane Departure Warning is enhanced by a Lane Keep Assist
function that guides the driver via the steering wheel controls if drifting out
of the designated lane is experienced – unless the correct directional
indicator has been activated.
Traffic Sign Recognition
The Opel Front Camera has the capability and processing
power to detect traffic signs within its Traffic Sign Assist system. This
allows the driver to constantly know what speed the current road demands, plus
what category of road they are travelling on.
Present Opel Models offering Opel Front Camera Features
Corsa GSi Lane Departure Warning (Sensor Indicator) Forward
Collision Alert and Following Distance Traffic Sign Recognition.
Astra Standard in Enjoy 1.4T Auto & Sport 1.6T Auto.
Optional in Enjoy 1.0T M/T Sensor Indicator Lane Departure Warning and Lane
Keep Assist Forward Collision Alert and Following Distance Traffic Sign
Recognition Low-Speed Collision Mitigation Braking.
Crossland X Lane Departure Warning on all models. Further
features on Cosmo derivative only. Lane Departure Warning (Sensor Indicator)
Traffic Sign Recognition Driver Assistance Pack: Driver Drowsiness System,
Forward Collision Alert, Collision Imminent Braking and Pedestrian Detection.
Grandland X Traffic Sign Recognition on all models. Lane
Departure Warning on Enjoy & Cosmo models. Lane Departure Warning (Sensor
Indicator), Traffic Sign Recognition.
Opel’s ongoing commitment to producing vehicles that are
accessible to many through innovative technology, efficient petrol and diesel
engines and powertrains for driving pleasure and economy, connectivity through
sophisticated Infotainment Systems, plus high specifications offered at the
best prices as a standard is reflected in the total range presently available.
With Opel – You get so much more than expected.
The present Opel range: the Adam, Corsa, Astra, Crossland X,
Mokka X, Grandland X, Combo Cargo and Combo Life, comprises of a choice to
satisfy all family members and LCV owners, and perfectly embrace the Opel mantra
– The Future is Everyones!