Optional assistance systems – increased safety for enhanced performance
The standard equipment in the 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS already includes extensive safety systems such as the multi-collision brake. The system can reduce the severity of a subsequent impact by slowing the vehicle automatically after the initial collision. Porsche Stability Management (PSM) keeps the mid-engine sports cars under control even when driven at their limits.
The available assistance systems allow the new GTS models to be individually tailored to personal requirements: The optional cruise control function brakes moderately if the set speed could be exceeded on a downwards gradient. The optional adaptive cruise control system (ACC) includes a coasting function in combination with the PDK.
The Lane Change Assist function increases the safety of GTS models when driving on fast, multi-lane roads. Once driving at over 15 km/h, the system uses radar sensors in the rear end to monitor the area behind the vehicle and the driver’s blind spot. At speeds between 30 km/h and 250 km/h, the system uses a warning light in the mirror attachment point finisher to inform the driver about vehicles approaching from the rear or located in the driver’s blind spot. If the driver begins indicating or if the system detects a lane change, the warning signal illuminates. The increased convenience and safety provided by the Lane Change Assist function come into their own on motorways in particular. The system does not interfere with control of the vehicle and can be deactivated at any time.