Like every Opel the Zafira Tourer is based upon a sophisticated frame structure that absorbs and diffuses impact and protects against intrusion and deformation of the passenger safety cell. This forms the perfect basis for all of the passive systems, such as the front, side and curtain airbags, plus the active safety systems that put the Opel Zafira Tourer right out in front when it comes to protecting you, your passengers and your possessions.
The High Beam Assist for the standard bi-halogen headlights of the Opel Zafira Tourer noticeably increases night driving comfort and safety. The system can use its own camera, or the Opel Eye if it is fitted, to switch automatically from dipped to high beam in response to preceding and on-coming traffic.
Improved Adaptive Forward Lighting
In addition to the 9 light functions of the proven Opel AFL system, the AFL in the Zafira Tourer also features an Intelligent Light Ranging System (ILR). It uses the properties of the adaptive Bi-Xenon lights to extend the range of the low beams from an already outstanding 100 meters up to approx. 350 meters, without disturbing on-coming or preceding traffic.
ILR also features Topography Evaluation function that registers hills or slopes by recognizing the rear light movement of preceding vehicles and adjusts the range of light accordingly to ensure optimal illumination of the road ahead. Because the earlier a potential hazard can be seen, the easier it is to avoid, the AFL with Intelligent Light Ranging increases both safety and driver comfort.
Opel Eye: A talented assistant
The Opel Eye in the Opel Zafira Tourer is a camera system with four functions: It reads and remembers speed limit and “no overtaking” signs and displays them. The system also gives the driver advanced warning of unintentional departure from traffic lanes, constantly indicates the distance to the vehicle ahead and alerts the driver if a collision is imminent.
Opel Zafira Tourer's Traffic Sign Assistant (TSA) system keeps the driver informed in real time about traffic restrictions – and lets him know if they are still valid. The camera recognizes speed limits or “no-overtaking” signs, immediately displays them, and also signals the end of the restrictions.
The camera also observes the lane marking lines for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW), which is instantly activated when the car crosses a line without signaling. An audible warning and a sign in the instrument warn the driver immediately.
Following Distance Indication (FDI) constantly shows the distance to the leading vehicle in the instrument panel, helping to avoid tailgating tickets. Forward Collision Alert (FCA) is active active above walking speed and gives visual and audible warning when a collision is likely.
Especially useful on all multi-lane highways is the Side Blind Spot Alert (SBSA). It uses side-mounted sensors to check if there is an obstructing vehicle in the inner or outside lane when you want to pull over. It continually monitors the blind spots on both sides and lights an LED in the inner or outer rear view mirror when a vehicle is in this area. If the indicator is used when a vehicle is in this problem zone the LED flashes. SBSA is active up to 140 km/h.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) of the Opel Zafira Tourer uses a radar sensor to monitor the distance to the preceding traffic and to maintain a selectable gap by adjusting the speed automatically. Forward Collision Alert (FCA) is active above walking speed and gives a visual and audible warning when approaching too close.
ACC also features Collision Imminent Braking (CIB) for limited automatic braking to mitigate the impact of a potential collision and to prepare the brake system for faster and more effective braking by the driver.
Whilst Cruise Control is practical in fluid traffic on motorway etc., the advantage of the speed limiter function is that it can also be used in town driving and dense traffic, where it enables the vehicle to be hold under a set speed. The Speed Limiter function allows the driver to set a maximum speed up from 25 km/h for the vehicle.
The limiting function can be very helpful in staying in compliance with speed limits in 30 km/h zone in urban settings.
The driver can override the speed limit with kick down. In this case a warning is displayed in the DIC. The speed limiter function is automatically reactivated after any deceleration or braking, bringing the vehicle below the selected speed limit by reducing torque.
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