July 05, 2012
2014-MY Impala to Feature Chevrolet-First Safety Technologies
The upcoming all-new 2014 model-year Chevrolet Impala will feature a number of first-ever safety technologies for the brand, according to General Motors. The Impala comes with three first-ever features: brake pre-fill; collision mitigation braking; and full-speed range adaptive cruise control.
(You can see a photo gallery of the 2014-MY Impala here.)
The brake pre-fill feature is designed to detect a potential crash threat and will increase the hydraulic pressure in the brake lines in order to shorten the response time and stopping distances. This feature is included with 20-inch wheels on higher level models.
Collision mitigation braking uses radar to detect a potential crash and alerts the driver to the threat. If the driver doesn’t respond, the system will apply the brakes in order to avoid the collision. The other new safety system is full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, which uses radar to detect what’s in front of the car and then adjust the vehicle’s speed, from a complete stop to full acceleration.
Other safety systems in the vehicle include 10 standard airbags; forward collision alert; lane departure warning; side blind zone alert; rear cross-traffic alert; and hill hold/start assist.
GM said the all-new 2014-MY Impala will appear in showrooms in early 2013.