The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features the latest in MMC safety technology, using multiple sensors to monitor the perimeter of the car, predict situations that can lead to an accident and assist the driver in avoiding them.
This system uses a camera and a short range laser located behind the windscreen (ACC-equipped models also use a millimetre-wave radar located behind the front bumper for high speed operation) to detect vehicles or pedestrians ahead. If FCM determines a risk of collision it audibly warns the driver and assists in mitigating collision damage or, depending on the situation, in avoiding a collision by automatically applying the brakes (from 3 mph).
This system alerts the driver when it senses that the car is about to drift out of its lane at speeds above 40mph.
Using two radio wave radars located behind the rear bumper, the BSW system warns the driver of vehicles approaching from the rear and side, including the blind spot, and assists during lane change and reversing manoeuvres. BSW operates within a range of 70 m from behind (and 3 m from either side of the car) and a speed of 6mph (11 mph for the Rear Cross Traffic Alert). Door mirror indicators and buzzer sounds support the driver when changing lanes or manoeuvring.
Using the 77 GHz millimeter-wave radar mentioned above, ACC controls the distance from the preceding vehicle, slowing Eclipse Cross to match the pace of the other vehicle ahead. With a dab of the accelerator pedal or flick of a steering-wheel switch it can proceed again when the vehicle ahead moves off or increases its speed (within legal limits).
Of particular note, Eclipse Cross’ ACC adds further functions:
-Low speed (slow traffic) function
-Extended reach of operation along winding roads
-Early detection of cutting-in vehicles
-Stop-go traffic functionality (stops and holds the car until prompted to proceed)
-This standstill function is also compatible with the Auto Stop & Go system
AHB monitors the headlights and foglights of incoming vehicles as well as street lighting and ambient light levels and automatically switches between high and low beam accordingly. High beams are automatically activated above 25mph when no other vehicle is present and in a dark environment.
Four cameras are positioned around the vehicle showing five different views – front, rear, right, left and a composite 360° overhead image – which assist when parking in tight spots. Parking guiding lines are shown on the screen which respond in real time to steering wheel movements.
Furthermore, a set of corner ultrasonic sensors, four at the front and four at the rear, alerting the driver of the presence of objects close to the car (under 9mph).
Available for automatic models, this system ensures the car will remain stationary after the brake pedal is released. It will be disengaged automatically when the driver presses the accelerator pedal.
These systems add to the Eclipse Cross’ extensive safety features, which include Mitsubishi Motors’ RISE** structure and seven airbags.
** “Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution”: An MMC system that brings dramatic advances in multi-directional impact safety performance with dispersing energy loads during side and rear crashes and controlling distortion, to enhance occupant protection.