Road Departure Mitigation
To help make sure that you only take the RLX off the pavement when you want to, all RLX models are equipped with Road Departure Mitigation, which can detect objects on the side of the road and help you avoid them.
- While the Lane Keeping Assist uses a camera to identify lane markers such as painted lane lines, Botts Dots and cat eye markers, the Road Departure Mitigation System can identify objects such as trees or parked cars which would indicate spaces beyond the side of the road.
- When the system detects the RLX is about to leave the road, it warns the driver with an MID warning message, an amber head-up warning and a tightening of the seat belt.
- The system then uses the active steering function of the Lane Keeping Assist system to guide the RLX back into its detected lane. If the system determines the steering assist will not be sufficient to avoid a road departure it can apply the brakes to keep the vehicle on the road.