Safety Features that Every Car Should HaveJanuary 14, 2020
Car manufacturers continue to develop safety technology that makes today’s motor vehicles safer than ever. For decades, safety belts were one of the only safety features that protected motorists from serious injuries. While seat belts continue to reduce the chance of being injured by close to 50 percent, there are a wide range of advanced safety technologies that help prevent accidents from occurring. If you are shopping for a new car, make sure that the vehicle is equipped with the following safety features so that you and any other passengers in your car are as safe as possible at all times.
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB): When the vehicle detects a collision with the vehicle in front, it will apply the brakes to reduce the speed to prevent a crash.
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity: Being connected to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto allows drivers to connect to their phones, a podcast, or the GPS system without taking their eyes off the road.
- Lane Assist: This prevents motorists from veering into another lane, which can prevent serious accidents if other cars are in the vicinity.
- Quality Tires: Tires that have worn treads or low air pressure can be very unsafe. In areas where there is a significant amount of ice and snow, it is highly recommended that car owners invest in quality snow tires as well.
- Panoramic camera rearview mirror: This displays a panoramic view from the back of the car to the rearview mirror, giving drivers a broader view of what is going on in the vicinity.
- Buckle to Drive: This feature makes it impossible for a motorist to start driving until they fastened their seat belt.
- Smart high beams: This technology will automatically adjust the headlights from high beams to regular strength when it detects another car approaching.
- Side-curtain airbags: These inflate faster than front airbags and often cover most of the window space, thereby preventing head and neck injuries caused by the sudden impact. They can also keep tree limbs, poles, and other objects outside the vehicle after a crash.
- Multiple cameras: This allows drivers to see every angle from inside the car without needing to look back or to the side to see what is in the vicinity of the car.
- Safety exit assist: This prevents children from being able to get out of the car.
- Teen driver technology: Parents can use this technology to set speed alerts, limit volume, and get reports on whether their teen driver is following the rules.
- Adaptive cruise control: This allows drivers to set a speed and a trailing distance.
- Blind spot alert: This technology alerts the driver if another vehicle is in their blind spot to determine if it is unsafe to turn or change lanes.
- Rear seat reminders: This is activated when a child is in the rear seat. The system is activated if the rear door is opened 10 minutes before the car was started, or any time after that.
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