When the 2022 Jeep Compass arrives in dealerships this fall, it will be ready to hit the roads while boosting driver confidence because it was designed with safety top-of-mind. - Photo via Jeep.

When the 2022 Jeep Compass arrives in dealerships this fall, it will be ready to hit the roads while boosting driver confidence because it was designed with safety top-of-mind.

Photo via Jeep.

The new 2022 Jeep Compass is the most connected and technically advanced version of the vehicle ever, with over 75 advanced safety and security features — the most in its class — and a host of next generation technologies, according to Jeep brand automaker, Stellantis. 

When the 2022 Jeep Compass arrives in dealerships this fall, it will be ready to hit the roads while boosting driver confidence because it was designed with safety top-of-mind. 

Here are just a handful of safety features to expect—all of which were engineered to protect drivers, passengers and other road users.

Pedestrian/Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking is now standard across the entire Compass lineup. It leverages Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus to enhance pedestrian security. To detect and help prevent collisions with pedestrians, a widened range of the feature’s radar technology is used to identify potential frontal impacts. If the system detects a pedestrian and determines a collision appears imminent, it will, if the driver does not respond accordingly, activate the vehicle’s brakes. In certain conditions, the system is capable of bringing the vehicle to a stop.

Surround View Camera is available on Latitude models and above. The system offers 360-degree, bird’s-eye views of the vehicle and its surroundings, enhanced by dynamic gridlines displayed on the available 10.1-inch digital touchscreen. The system is enhanced by ParkSense front and rear park assist, which helps the driver orient the vehicle.

Highway Assist is a semi-autonomous driving system that delivers hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane-centering with adaptive cruise control. Multiple sensors such as radars and cameras control the vehicle on approved highways. 

Traffic Sign Recognition displays supplemental sign information for weather, trailering, school, and work zone conditions — prepping drivers in advance to be cautious for what lies ahead. In addition to speed limit information, Do Not Pass signs are also displayed to the driver in real-time. 

Both Highway Assist and Traffic Sign recognition will be available on Limited, Trailhawk and High Altitude models.

Headlights are one of the most basic safety features on any vehicle, yet so many fall short of the quality they should be to do the job effectively, as has been continually noted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

The new Compass offers the most advanced LED lighting technology, according to the automaker. LED headlamps provide exceptional performance with a balanced beam of light that minimizes glare for oncoming traffic, while doubling the light output directly in front of the vehicle for improved illumination of the road ahead. Side lighting improves visibility while cornering and is activated by either steering wheel angle input or turn signal activations when the headlamps are on.

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