Seat has claimed the new Leon Cristobal, unveiled at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, is "the safest car in the history of the brand".
The concept car is equipped with six advanced safety features. Their functions can contribute to reducing the main causes of road accidents, such as distractions, drowsiness, speeding or alcohol consumption, which are currently the cause of 80% of all traffic accidents.
The Leon Cristobal concept (pictured) is equipped with the following:
- Drive-lock: this system features a built-in breathalyser and blocks the car if a positive reading is given.
- Drive-coach: a voice assistant that enables the safety warnings to be completely personalised.
- Guardian angel mode: in this driving mode, all 15 of the active and passive safety systems equipped in the vehicle are activated.
- Display-mirror: rear-view mirror that uses a rear camera for better vision, eliminating blind spots.
- Black box: it records data and images while driving and sends them to a selected Smartphone in the event of an accident.
- Mentor: an app that enables parents to control the vehicle’s speed and monitor its location when their children are driving it.
The Leon Cristobal is named after the patron saint of drivers and Seat says road accidents could be reduced by 40% if more than half of the vehicles on the road were equipped with the functions included in Cristobal.