Kia Sportage: Limitation of the system / Recognizing vehicles

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) / Limitation of the system / Recognizing vehicles

- The radar or the camera is contaminated with foreign substances.
- It heavily rains or snows.
- There is electromagnetic interference.
- Something in the path of travel deflects the radar waves.
- The vehicle is in a construction area or near a rail road and certain metal objects are on the road.
- The vehicle passes a bumpy, unpaved, or steep incline road.
- The vehicle drives into an underground or indoor parking lot.
- The vehicle in front has a narrow body. (i.e. motorcycles and bicycles)
- The driver’s view is degraded by driving towards sunlight, reflected light, or darkness.
- The camera cannot see the full profile of the vehicle in front.
- The vehicle in front is a special vehicle, such as a heavily-loaded truck or a trailer.
The vehicle in front does not turn ON the rear lights, does not have rear lights, has asymmetric rear lights, or has rear lights out of angle.
- The outside brightness is greatly changed, such as entering/exiting the tunnel.
- The vehicle driving is unstable.
- The radar/camera sensor recognition is limited.

- Driving on a curve

The AEB performance decreases while driving on a curve. The AEB may not recognize the vehicle in front even in the same lane. It may unnecessarily produce the warning message and the warning alarm, or it may not produce the warning message and the warning alarm at all.

While driving on a curve, exercise caution, and, if necessary, depress the brake pedal.

While driving on a curve, the AEB may recognize the vehicle in front in the next lane and it produces the warning message and activates as a result. Exercise caution, and, if necessary, depress the brake pedal.

Or, depress the accelerator pedal to maintain the driving speed. Always take a look around the vehicle for your safety.

- Driving on a slope

The AEB performance decreases while driving upward or downward on a slope, not recognizing the vehicle in front in the same lane. It may unnecessarily produce the warning message and the warning alarm, or it may not produce the warning message and the warning alarm at all.

When the AEB suddenly recognizes the vehicle in front while passing over a slope, you may experience sharp deceleration.

Always keep your eyes forward while driving upward or downward on a slope, and, if necessary, depress the brake pedal.

- Changing lanes

Even though the vehicle in the next lane enters into your lane, it may not be recognized by the AEB, until it enters the AEB sensing range.

Especially when the vehicle in the next lane abruptly enters into your lane, it is more likely not be recognized. Always be attentive to driving conditions.

When the stopped vehicle in front gets out of the lane, it may not be recognized by your AEB. Always be attentive to driving conditions.

- Recognizing the vehicle

When the vehicle in front has heavy loading extended rearward, or when the vehicle in front has higher ground clearance, it may induce a hazardous situation.

Limitation of the system
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Recognizing pedestrians
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