Driving With Alphabet Soup—Hungry for More?

Have you ever been driving down the road and something caught your eye? Say, like an interesting building that looked like it should’ve been right out of scene from the movie Dune? Or a vintage 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider worth $17.5MM stalled on the side of the road, which caused you to partially draft into another lane?  Which caused the driver next to you to honk aggressively, startling you back into the center of your lane, nearly missing a serious accident?   Well for most of us who had the pleasure of spending a coveted all day Saturday court ordered traffic school, you learned about “target fixation”. 

This is when the driver comes focused on one thing that is usually distracting and dangerous.  In traffic school, you learned skillful vision techniques that required you to always scan your environment directly in front of you and plan an escape route just in case you need to avoid an accident.  This technique will go a long way in preventing target fixation from ever occurring.  Guess what? You are human, and you sometimes make mistakes.  So, how do you account for those moments when you are human and not paying attention to the road in front of you?  In those moments when the driver becomes distracted, this is where Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Wanning (LDW) can help. LKA technology gives the driver a brief, but gentle, nudge back to the center of their lane without ever missing a beat.  Even after that gentle nudge back to the center of the lane, if the driver continues to drift out of the detected lane lines, that’s when LDW kicks in.  It warns the driver through heads-up display lights, which alert the driver to focus on their driving before a potential accident occurs.  All VinFast vehicles have the latest collision mitigation technology, which includes both LKA and LDW features.