A FOCUS ON SAFETY
XK’s safety systems are designed to lessen the risk of an accident and to help protect occupants and other road users.
ADAPTIVE RESTRAINT TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM (ARTS™)
Jaguar's unique and highly advanced Adaptive Restraint Technology System (ARTS™) can help to protect front seat occupants in the event of a collision. Within a fraction of a second, ARTS™ is designed to assess the severity of any impact and, using weight sensors in the front seats plus sensors to detect the seat position and the seat belt status, deploy the dual-stage airbag in the most appropriate way.
PEDESTRIAN CONTACT SENSING SYSTEM™
The Pedestrian Contact Sensing System™ and automatically deployable bonnet can also help protect those outside the car. The system is designed to raise the bonnet slightly if it detects contact with a pedestrian in order to help prevent their head from contacting hard points under the bonnet.
ROLL-OVER PROTECTION FOR CONVERTIBLES
The XK Convertible has its own array of safety features, including a highly advanced roll-over protection system. If the car's on-board sensors detect an impending roll-over, two massively strong hoops – normally hidden under the rear tonneau – are triggered and designed to be deployed and to lock behind the rear seats within 65 milliseconds.
AIDS TO SAFER DRIVING
The XK features a number of safety systems designed to improve road-holding and stability:
- Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
- Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Traction Control (through engine and brake intervention)
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING
With this option fitted, sensors in each wheel continuously monitor the pressure in the tyres, and alert the driver to any unusual change that could signal a loss of pressure before it becomes a serious problem.
Door locks on the XK are controlled remotely from the key fob, and each door can also be locked or double–locked with a button on the handle. In addition, the doors will lock automatically when the car reaches a pre-set speed, which can be chosen by the driver. The XK is also protected by an alarm and engine immobiliser.