Kia Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Collision-Avoidance Assist

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KIA Safety Tech: What is RCTA & RCCA?

Kia’s suite of safety features is designed to assist in keeping drivers safe. Among these is the Kia Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Collision-Avoidance Assist system offered on new Kia models.

The RCTA uses sensors in the rear bumper and a rearview camera. This gives the driver a better view and understanding of what's behind when backing out of a parking spot. The sensors alert the driver of oncoming traffic to the left or right of the vehicle before they are able to see it (due to parked cars beside your vehicle). If the system detects a vehicle rapidly approaching, a warning chime will sound illuminating an icon on both side mirrors and notifying the driver that a collision may be imminent. This system has an active feature called RCCA, which brakes to avoid a collision if the driver does not correct course.


How You Activate The Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Collision-Avoidance Assist System?

In order to activate your RCTA & RCCA you need to:

First, use the “menu” button on the right side of your steering wheel to navigate to “user settings”.
Using the Up and Down arrows below the “menu” button and select “driving assist”.


Scroll down to “rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA)” and check the box to activate.


To deactivate, simply follow these steps and uncheck the RCTA box.

Here some videos from Kia showing both the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert & Collision-Avoidance Assist system in action!

New Kia Vehicles with RCTA & RCCA

The Kia Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Avoidance system is available on new Kia models including the award-winning 2020 Kia Sorento. So, contact us here at Kia Victoria to safely test this feature, or if you have any questions regarding how to activate this system on your vehicle.

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