With more focus on safety technology than ever before, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the wealth of features designed to keep you safe while you’re on the road. Maserati is putting safety first with all the best features to keep you alert, aware, and on the right path. Not only does this automaker's suite of driver assistance systems look out for you, passive safety features are hard at work ensuring your vehicle maintains impeccable brake and traction performance. Check out some of the most impressive ways Maserati is protecting you and your passengers on the road.
Active Safety Features
For 2019, the available Maserati Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) features improve upon previous generations, including safety features designed to prevent avoidable accidents, as well as react to the unavoidable ones. Thanks to industry-leading autonomous driving technology, radar, and cameras, it's never been safer to drive a new Maserati.
- Highway Assist System with Lane Keeping Assist– By monitoring the markings, curbs, and road edges using the forward-facing camera, this feature can notify you when you deviate from your lane and even gently nudge your vehicle back on track on its own.1
- Active Blind Spot Assist – Using radar sensors mounted on the rear of the vehicle, this system can detect cars in your blind spot. When a vehicle is detected there by the system, it will notify the driver.2
- Forward Collision Warning Plus – If the forward facing radar and camera detect an obstacle, vehicle, or pedestrian in the vehicle's path, this feature will autonomously apply the brakes to prevent a collision.3
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go – Cruise into the 21st Century. This feature uses frontal radar and cameras to detect the traffic ahead and maintain distance as well as speed. In heavy congestion, the vehicle can automatically stop and move forward with creeping traffic.4
- Traffic Sign Recognition – Using the forward-facing camera, your Maserati can literally read the speed limit signs along the road and display the current speed limit digitally in the instrument panel’s cluster display.5
Passive Safety Features
In addition to the driver assistance features available on many models, passive safety features are quietly working behind the scenes and keeping you and your passengers safe. Robust frames and seatbelts that work in concert with other advanced safety technology are just the beginning. Maserati has also added systems that enhance braking and handling performance for safety. These features inspire driving confidence that can help you tackle a variety of road conditions.
- Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) – In instances of strong oversteer or understeer while cornering, your Maserati vehicle automatically works to regain and maintain predictability.6
- Maserati Stability Program (MSP) – This system keeps your drive wheels planted in the event of excessive throttle input on surfaces like dirt, mud, and wet roads (pictured below).6
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) – ABS keeps your wheels from locking up when brakes are applied heavily, making sure your vehicle comes to a stop when you need it to.
Prevention and Protection
Maserati has always been dedicated to protecting its customers, and thanks to some amazing advancements in safety technology, your modern model isn’t just built for luxury and performance. It’s also built to protect you, your family, other motorists, and pedestrians in revolutionary ways. For more information about the automaker's innovations in safety technology or to see these features in action for yourself, contact the team at Velocity Honolulu today or visit our showroom at 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813.
1 This system is a driver’s convenience system, not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and maintain control of the vehicle.
2 Always check visually for vehicles prior to changing lanes.
3 This system is an alert system for the front of the vehicle. It is not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.
4 Adaptive Cruise Control is a driver’s convenience system, not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use the brakes to avoid collisions.
5 Traffic Sign Recognition System is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Factors including weather and condition of the traffic sign can impact recognition and display of the sign. Always check traffic signs visually while driving.
6 Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws.
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