The Dakar Range Rover is not only a stylish vehicle, it is also a safe one. In this article I will look at why it is important to keep your car protected and in this case the Range Rover comes with a variety of safety features that make this car far more reliable than its competitors. I will talk about some of the most popular ones including automatic seatbelts, airbags, brake discs and steering wheel locks.
The most important safety feature on the Dakar is the vehicle's Anti-lock Braking System. This system has two settings, the first of which is 'on'. This mode kicks in if you have suddenly stopped suddenly and applies the brakes to help reduce the speed of the vehicle. As soon as the brakes are applied, the car automatically slows down. This feature works very well as the braking distance on a standard road is relatively short, so this is an essential safety feature on a luxury vehicle.
The second setting of the Dakar system is 'off'. This mode does not apply the brakes when you suddenly stop, so your speed continues to be constant throughout the entire journey. Of course, this system is only available on the front wheels of the car, so you cannot drive it when you are driving on all four wheels. As an alternative, the rear wheels of the vehicle have a 'side-steering' mode.
Of the three different settings for the Dakar system, the 'auto' setting is the easiest to use. The auto mode does not apply any brakes when you suddenly stop, but only applies the brakes if you fail to do so. If you apply the brakes whilst driving then you have to ensure that they are fully released before the vehicle goes off the road. This is because if the brake disc is not fully released when the brakes are applied then the speed of the vehicle may become increased and the airbag may fail to deploy.
The other option for the Dakar's braking is called 'on' only when you fail to apply the brakes whilst driving and as such, the anti-lock system kicks in. If you fail to apply the brakes whilst driving then the speed of the vehicle remains constant throughout the journey.
The last of the four safety features on the Dakar is the airbag. The airbag is only used during hard collisions, but even though it stops drivers dead in their tracks it will not explode.