The new Sorento is the first model equipped with Kia’s innovative Multi-Collision Brake system (MCB), which helps prevent injuries in secondary collisions after an initial collision.
The system is designed to prevent or reduce the severity of injuries in secondary collisions that can occur when the car is still stopping, often out of the driver’s control. The system is activated after opening the airbags, which is an indicator of the risk of injury and requires mediation. After activation, the system measures the speed of the car and changes direction, while the system stops the car in a controlled manner by braking with the appropriate intensity.
The system monitors the position of the pedals to check if the driver is trying to accelerate or brake. If the MCB system detects too little or no driver intervention, then it mediates an electronic stability system (ESC) that uses the appropriate amount of braking force to stop the car. The system operates up to 180 km / h, as braking at even higher speeds can cause other serious consequences.
The 4th generation Sorrento will be the first Kia model in Europe to feature this innovative safety technology. The Sorrento will be one of the safest cars in its segment, because it is equipped with various technologies to prevent collisions, such as e.g. Kia’s latest crash prevention system (FCA) with pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle recognition. MCB expands the scope of Sorrento’s security tasks by focusing on situations immediately after the accident, thus improving the already rich security package.
The MCB system will be part of the standard equipment of all variants of the Sorrento, including the new plug-in hybrid expected in Europe early next year.
The effectiveness of the MCB system in preventing secondary accidents has been recognized by Euro NCAP. Cars equipped with this system receive additional points for the protection of adult passengers. Empirical tests of the system have shown that cars with MCB are present in eight percent fewer fatal accidents, and with it, in the event of an accident, four percent fewer serious injuries occur than in cars without MCB.
Kia will install the MCB system in other models from its offer from next year.
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