Today, some cars of "Regitra", which are intended for examination of future drivers, are already equipped with certain advanced driver assistance systems. For example, rear parking sensors, Stop & Go system, hill start assistance system, etc.
Before the test, the examiner makes the future driver familiar with specificities of the car and with the safety systems that are available in it.
NOTE. The examinee can decide for himself whether he wants to use the assistance systems during the test. So, depending on the choice of the examinee, during the test, the systems can be turned on or off.
It is important to note that for the future driver, these systems only work as additional aids. Therefore:
- the purpose and evaluation of the test remain the same;
- the same requirements continue to apply to the future driver: he must have all the necessary skills which would allow him to drive on the public roads safely and independently;
- during the test, the examinee must demonstrate not only the ability to operate the vehicle, but also how he manages to assess possible threats on the road, what necessary decisions he makes.
Thus, regardless of the systems used in the car, during the test, the examinee must continue to use the mirrors, watch around and take other precautions, which will allow him to make sure that the manoeuvres that he performs do not endanger those around him.
What safety systems are used in the new cars of "Regitra"?
The cars used for the test are equipped with the following main assistance systems:
- Rear Parking Sensors. They help avoid a collision when reversing. Using this system, the driver must demonstrate all observation and watching around skills, that is, turn back, look over his shoulder, watch the reflection of the view in the mirrors. The driver must not rely solely on the rear parking sensors and must not use them as the primary source of information.
- Lane Keeping System. Helps to drive within the lane and even in the middle of it. It also turns the steering wheel if necessary. As in the absence of such a safety system, the examiner observes and evaluates the ability to maintain a stable trajectory within the lane.
- Collision avoidance system. This system is designed to detect and monitor, with the help of a camera, the car that is running ahead in order to warn the driver of an imminent collision and to brake, if necessary. The ability of the examinee to choose a safe distance based on thw driving speed is evaluated in the same way as in the absence of this system.
- Hill start assistance system. This system holds the car for a few seconds until the driver moves his foot from the brake pedal to the speed pedal.