Kia Safety Tech: Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
What is LKAS?
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) is among one of Kia’s award-winning list of safety features. Helping millions of drivers stay safe on their daily commute. A mounted camera on your front windshield detects road lane markings and identifies if you are driving within your lane or not. If it detects that you are drifting into another lane it first provides a warning by vibrating the steering wheel as well as an audio and visual cue on the dashboard. If you continue drifting into the other lane, the system will take preventative action and will use the electronic power steering system to guide you back into your lane safely.
How Does the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Work?To activate Kia’s LKAS you will need to do the following:
Press the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) button located on the driver's side panel left of the steering wheel. The system will now be active and will keep you within your lane as necessary.
Here is a great video from Kia Canada explaining the LKAS system in detail.
New Kia Vehicles with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Kia’s LKAS is a great way to stay safe in the increasingly distracting environment of driving. This safety feature is widely available in most Kia models (excluding the Kia Rio) on select trims*.
If you have any questions on using the Kia Lane Keeping Assist System on your vehicle please don’t hesitate to contact one of our vehicle specialists who can walk you through every step of the process. Or, stop by our showroom to try LKAS for yourself on one of our test drive units today!