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Maserati Takes a Step Into Autonomous Driving

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  • Maserati Takes a Step Into Autonomous Driving

September 27, 2017 – Maserati does many things well. In particular, it enhances.

Its powertrains raise the performance bar, and its interior design elevates driver comfort. But the combined impact of these elements is made more satisfying by Highway Assist, the brand’s suite of advanced driver-assist features.

A key component of Highway Assist is Lane Keeping Assist. Level 2 on the autonomous driving scale, it monitors lane markings and works with the vehicle’s electric power steering (EPS) system to add steering input.
As a result, Lane Keeping Assist helps keep the vehicle centered in the lane – even on bends in the road.

Traffic Sign Recognition complements Lane Keeping Assist. It uses digital camera technology and navigation-system data to monitor the roadway for speed limits – even temporary slow-down zones. This information is then relayed to the driver, in real time. Anchoring Highway Assist is Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, along with Forward Collision Warning Plus. Both features make use of long-range radar technology and are capable of bringing the vehicle to a stop, autonomously, in certain circumstances.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go helps keep the vehicle separated from those ahead. That distance – and the vehicle’s maximum speed – are pre-selected by the driver.
Forward Collision Warning Plus helps monitor the road ahead for potential collisions. If certain impacts appear imminent, the system alerts the driver and – if the driver does not intervene – automatically deploys the vehicle’s brakes.

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