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Stay Alert, Stay Safe: Opel Grandland X Warns of Driver Fatigue

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Thu, 27/07/2017 - 12:45


  • Increased safety: New compact SUV offers Driver Drowsiness Alert
  • First-class portfolio: Ultra-modern assistance systems on board
  • IAA debut: Order books now open, at dealerships shortly after Frankfurt Motor Show

 

Rüsselsheim.  The all-new Opel Grandland X will make its premiere at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt (September 14-24) and be at dealerships shortly thereafter. The Grandland X has a first-class portfolio of ultra-modern assistance features: Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and pedestrian detection, Advanced Park Assist and the 360° Camera – all standard with INNOVATION trim – are just some highlights. Systems such as Automatic Cruise Control with stop function, which maintains the selected speed and distance to the vehicle ahead and brakes or accelerates the Grandland X when required, increase safety even further. Moreover, there is another highlight, a very caring assistance system called Driver Drowsiness Alert.

In Germany, a study of motorways showed that drivers who fell asleep were responsible for one in four of fatal car accidents (according to the ADAC[1].). Systems that are designed to recognize the signs of fatigue and advise the driver to take a break are commonly found in premium class automobiles. Opel is now bringing such safety benefits to a wider audience, for example, with the new Grandland X, the exciting new compact sports utility vehicle with prices starting at €23,700 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany).

Driver Drowsiness Alert on the Grandland X triggers a warning if the trajectory of the vehicle suggests driver fatigue or inattention, issuing a message in the driver information cluster and an acoustic signal. After three warnings at the first level the system issues a second alert with a different message in the driver instrument cluster and a louder acoustic signal. The system is reset by driving at speeds below 65 km/h for 15 consecutive minutes.

“Driver fatigue is a danger for all road users, not just for drivers themselves,” said Managing Director Sales and Aftersales, Peter Küspert. “The Driver Drowsiness Alert system in the Opel Grandland X can detect typical signs of fatigue and remind drivers to take regular breaks during long journeys, before something worse happens.”

In addition to Driver Drowsiness Alert, the Opel Grandland X also offers further first-class assistance and safety systems. Opel’s new challenger in the hotly contested SUV market also delivers optimum nighttime visibility without dazzling others. The optional AFL LED headlamps produce a bright white light that effectively turns night into day and automatically adapt to the driving situation.

Peace of mind for Grandland X drivers is available from Opel OnStar. In addition to offering services such as Stolen Vehicle Assistance or a Wi-Fi Hotspot[2] for outstanding connectivity, the personal connectivity and service assistant can help tired drivers find a carpark[3] or book a hotel room[4]. If an emergency should occur, the “guardian angel” automatically responds to crashes, connecting vehicle occupants to a helpful advisor, not a machine.
 

[1] ADAC flyer “Müdigkeit im Straßenverkehr”, page 6

[2] OnStar Services require activation and account with OnStar Europe Ltd. Wi-Fi Hotspot Services require account with nominated network operator. Charges apply after expiry of applicable trial periods. All services subject to mobile network coverage and availability. Check [LOCAL SITE] for service limitations and charges.

[3] Via Parkopedia.

[4] Via Booking.com. Email address and credit card required.

 

Further information about official fuel consumption, official specific CO2 emissions and consumption of electric energy can be found in the “guideline about fuel consumption, CO2 Emissions and electric energy consumption of new passenger cars” ('Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen') in German language, which is available free of charge at any point of sales and at DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern.

 

Contact

Susanne Rohmert
Manager International Product Communications
Tel.: +49 6142/7-51 246
susanne.rohmert@opel.com

Martin Golka
Group Manager International Product Communications
Tel.: +49 6142/7–55 215
Mobile: +49 151 17 47 39 54
martin.golka@opel.com

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