PEUGEOT Rifter offers an impressive range of safety features designed to help keep you and your passengers out of harm's way.
An intelligent autonomous braking system designed to avoid a collision or limit its severity by reducing the vehicle's speed, which is triggered if the driver does not react quickly enough, by activating the vehicle's brakes.
A multifunction camera located at the top of the windscreen, coupled with a bumper mounted radar, detects obstructions on the road. The system is able to detect vehicles that are moving in the same direction or are at a stop, together with pedestrians in the road.
DISTANCE ALERT SYSTEM
Working in conjunction with the Automatic Emergency Braking System, the distance alert function warns the driver if the vehicle risks a collision with the vehicle in front or a pedestrian in the road. Two levels of warning are available : the first 'Amber' warning provides a visual alert to the potential risk. And in a more severe instance a 'Red' visual and audible alert indicate a collision is imminent and that driver action is required : failure to act triggers the Automatic Emergency Braking System.
Now you can enjoy the feeling of having eyes in the back of your head. Using lateral ultrasound sensors to cover areas out of your field of vision, an LED illuminates in either side door mirror to alert to the presence of a car, lorry, motorbike or bicycle in your blind spot. The system works when overtaking a slower vehicle or when overtaken by a faster vehicle. This intelligent feature operates from speeds as low as 8mph right up to the National Speed Limit.
LANE KEEPING TECHNOLOGIES
PEUGEOT Rifter is always one step ahead. Featuring advanced lane keeping technology, it’s able to identify lines on the road via a windscreen mounted camera. The technology operates in the following ways:
Controlled via a radar mounted at the front of the vehicle with a range of up to 150 metres, the Adaptive Cruise Control Stop system provides two key functions:
The system detects a vehicle driving in front in the same direction and can automatically adapt the vehicle's speed to that of the vehicle in front. This occurs using engine braking and the braking system (in which case the brake lights are lit) to maintain a constant distance.
If the vehicle in front has slowed to a stop, PEUGEOT Rifter will also be brought to a stop by the Adaptive Cruise Control Stop system. If, after this, no response is received from the driver, the electric parking brake is automatically applied.
*Cost option. Not available on 1.5L BlueHDi 100
SPEED LIMIT RECOGNITION & RECOMMENDATION*
Linked to the safety and safety plus option packs. Using the windscreen mounted camera, PEUGEOT Rifter features speed limit sign recognition, leaving you in no doubt over the speed limit. Upon detecting a speed limit sign this information is read by the camera and displayed in colour on the head-up instrument panel.
In addition to been made aware of the speed the driver also has the option to adapt their speed to the speed limit on the particular road via the vehicles cruise control stalk. The vehicle will then adjust its speed accordingly.
It’s important to take frequent breaks when travelling over long distances, to better guarantee your safety and the safety of those around you. PEUGEOT Rifter features a timed alert system that operates at speeds in excess of 40mph: after two hours of driving a message is displayed recommending that you take a break.
In addition to a timed alert and controlled by a camera at the top of the windscreen designed to analyse the vehicles trajectory, Driver Attention Alert evaluates the vigilance of the driver at speeds of over 40mph.
By identifying deviations relative to the road markings PEUGEOT Rifter is able to determine whether the vehicle's behaviour reflects a certain degree of driver drowsiness or inattention. If it is felt that the driver needs to take better care on the road a visual and audible alert will occur. If more than three instances occur, the driver will be advised to take a break.
PEUGEOT SMARTBEAM ASSISTANCE*
Linked to the safety plus option packs, PEUGEOT Smartbeam Assistance gives you one less thing to think about when driving at night. Controlled via a windscreen-mounted camera, the system continuously analyses driving conditions, for instance the proximity of other vehicles.
PEUGEOT Smartbeam Assistance automatically switches your headlights to full beam when conditions allow, allowing you to tap into the full potential of the halogen headlights.
A vehicle locating communication unit, this feature can be used manually (through a dedicated SOS button on the console) or automatically (if pyrotechnic devices are deployed). It locates the vehicle precisely and triggers the sending of the appropriate emergency services for a rapid response.
PEUGEOT are the pioneers of this technology, and since launching in 2003, PEUGEOT Connect SOS & Assistance has assisted over 7,000 individuals. The system is subscription free with no additional charges and uses a GPS module and SIM card (built in to the system).
TRAILER SWAY MITIGATION SYSTEM*
The optional tow bar includes Trailer Sway Mitigation System which brings in an additional ESP® function to reduce the vibrations of the trailer or, if necessary, slow the vehicle. Vibrations are reduced via individual and alternated braking manoeuvres on the front wheels. In most cases, these manoeuvres are sufficient to completely eliminate the vibrations and thereby averting all danger. Should the vibrations be very strong, then the system reduces the engine torque and applies brakes on all four wheels to reduce the speed as quickly as possible.
Trailer Sway Mitigation operates at speeds between 40 and 100 mph and detects the trailer once the trailer’s electric connector is hooked up to the towing vehicle.
*In conjunction with PEUGEOT Approved tow bar.
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