Lane keeping system

Lane keeping system  - Overview - Lincoln MKT

The newly available Lane Keeping System adds to the advanced capabilities already offered on MKT, including collision warning and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert.

Lane Keeping Alert helps drivers avoid leaving their lane unintentionally because of distraction or fatigue. When activated by the driver, Lane Keeping Alert utilizes a forward-facing mono-vision camera mounted behind the rearview mirror to begin looking for lane markers.

Above 40 mph, a control unit monitors the data and determines when the vehicle is wandering out of its lane. As the vehicle approaches the outer boundary of its lane, the system vibrates the steering wheel, cueing the driver to pay attention. Sensitivity settings are adjustable via MyLincoln Touch.

None of these technologies actively prevent lane departures. The responsibility for safe vehicle operation remains entirely the driver's responsibility.

Lane Keeping Alert remains dormant when the turn signal is activated or if the driver is engaged in an evasive maneuver.

It works in concert with Lane Keeping Aid. When activated, Lane Keeping Aid will add torque to the steering system to nudge the Lincoln MKT back into the center of its lane if the driver drifts too close to the lane's edge and does not take the needed corrective steering action. The system includes the ability to sense if a driver is driving hands-free. A warning chime sounds to discourage system misuse.

Driver Alert is a third element of the Lane Keeping System. If the system detects a driving pattern consistent with a drowsy driver, a first-level chime will sound and a friendly suggestion of a coffee cup graphic will appear on the left-hand 4.2-inch instrument cluster LCD screen.

If the driver does not respond and the system continues to sense that the driver is fatigued, another warning and chime will occur. Drivers curious about their state of alertness can monitor their performance at any time.

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