Opel continues to bring premium amenities to the masses, and the latest is evidenced by the inclusion of Driver Drowsiness Alert in the Grandland X crossover.
The latest crossover from Opel, which shares PSA underpinnings from Peugeot, features a suite of active safety features, but the Driver Drowsiness Alert is a first for Opel. It monitors the Grandland X’s trajectory, and if the system detects fatigue or inattention, an audible alert is played.
The audible alert becomes louder if the driver does not respond to the system’s warnings; it can be reset by driving at speeds below 40 mph for 15 minutes, to ensure the driver is once again paying attention.
“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.”
Additionally, the Opel Grandland X arrives with Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking and pedestrian detection, Advanced Park Assist and a 360° Camera as standard on the Innovation trim. The Grandland X is on sale now and it will make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.