From alerting you to potential collision hazards, to clever systems that help you to maintain traction and stability: your safety is our main concern. That’s why we created MG Pilot, and innovative safety system that comes loaded with clever assistance technologies, all designed to help keep you, your family and other road users protected.
What is MG Pilot?
MG Pilot is a comprehensive suite of driver assist technologies that complements the driver, lends a helping hand and gives you added confidence on the road. MG ZS EV was the first MG model to feature MG Pilot, with both the Excite and Exclusive versions including the technology as standard. MG Pilot offers a selection of warning and alert features to assist the driver, maintaining the highest safety standards, as shown by the Euro NCAP 5* safety rating given to MG ZS EV and MG HS.
What does MG Pilot include?
MG Pilot includes a range of driver assistance technologies, all with the aim of making your driving experience easier, more pleasurable and most importantly, safer. Find out more about each of the tools included in the MG Pilot system below.
Active Emergency Braking
Active emergency braking is an emergency braking system designed to avoid low-speed collisions. At speeds below 12 mph, the car will automatically apply its brakes to avoid a collision with a vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian. At speeds above 12 mph, active emergency braking will still activate, but will instead reduce the likelihood or mitigate the severity of an accident.
Lane Keep Assist
Lane keep assist is a really valuable tool included in MG Pilot, that actively monitors your vehicles position in the road through the use of a wide-angle camera (usually located in the front mirror). When the function detects the vehicle is about to unintentionally move out of its lane, it’ll either send a warning or steer back into the appropriate lane. With MG ZS EV, the lane assist is incredibly intelligent as it warns the driver visually and audibly, and also with a vibration of the steering wheel. The car will also control the steering to ensure you stay in the correct lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control is an intelligent form of cruise control that allows vehicles to speed up and slow down automatically in order to keep pace with the traffic ahead. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) monitors the road ahead and as long as the road is clear, ACC maintains the speed set by the driver.
If the system spots a slower vehicle within its detection range, it gently reduces speed by releasing the accelerator or actively engaging the brakes. If the vehicle ahead speeds up or changes lanes, ACC automatically accelerates back to the driver’s desired speed. Find out more about adaptive cruise control in our article.
Traffic Jam Assist
Traffic Jam Assist uses existing functions such as cruise control and lane keep assist to allow easy, controlled driving in heavy traffic. When Adaptive Cruise Control is turned on, Traffic Jam Assist continuously analyses the speed of the surrounding vehicles and compares it with its own driving speed. Your car will follow the vehicle in front and will automatically adjust its speed to make driving in traffic more comfortable for you.
Blind Spot Detection
Blind spots are inevitable and checking your mirrors and rear windows won’t always give you the full picture. This system keeps a lookout to help you change lanes safely. The car’s blind spot assist sensors monitor the area around you and will warn you if you try to pull out when another vehicle is in your blind spot. This is especially useful when overtaking, as it helps you to change lanes safely. On MG ZS EV, the blind spot detection system alerts the driver of potentially hidden vehicles by displaying a visual signal on the door mirror, giving you enough time to manoeuvre safely.
Find out more about blind spot detection in our article.
Intelligent High Beam Assist
High Beam Assist recognises oncoming traffic at night and adjusts your headlights accordingly, switching between high beam and dipped lights automatically without you having to use your in-car controls. High beam assist will only work when the headlight high beam is set to the AUTO position. This can help reduce distraction whilst driving and support safer driving.
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
Across the UK, failure to effectively adjust speed is the cause of the majority of road traffic accidents. The MG speed limit assist system, as featured in MG Pilot, can remind drivers of the current speed limit of the road, and in doing so, helps them to drive more safely. The system alerts the driver of the current speed limit by way of a symbol on the driver's instrument cluster, which remains visible until the speed of the vehicle is amended or the speed limit changes.
Whilst MG Pilot is intelligent and useful, it is important to note its functions are not intended to replace human reactions. All of the above safety features have been created to improve your driving experience and these tools should not replace your concentration when in control of a vehicle.
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