The 10 Best Vehicle Safety Features For New Drivers & Teens
If you've got a teen or new driver, then you undoubtedly have concerns concerning the best auto safety innovations. We've all been there. Your child has reached driving age and their world is about to get a whole lot bigger and possibly more hazardous. However before you put your hard-earned money on a brand-new army tank for your teenager, we've got some wonderful news. There are some extraordinary safety innovations readily available in most cars or trucks that are perfect for your teen or new driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a look at the top 10 safety advancements in today's cars and trucks.
Which of Today's Automotive Safety Advancements Are the Top?
Car safety tech is as old as the creation of the car itself and most of those very early technologies are still with us, albeit in a much more advanced variation. But you're not here to check out innovations in seat belts. You need information about the most effective safety innovations in 21st-century cars, trucks, and SUVs and we've got them for you:
ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control
The safest vehicles are cars or trucks with the best technology. Among the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC uses powerful radar sensors that keep your car at an acceptable range from vehicles in front of you and your passengers. Here is how the ACC feature works:
- The driver sets the cruise control maximum speed.
- The ACC radar system stays at a safe distance from the cars you are following.
- When sensing an imminent collision, the ACC will utilize the car's AEB system (see the next safety feature) to reduce speed or stop the vehicle.
AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking
Driving while distracted has become a larger concern nowadays. This is mostly due to personal device usage while driving, particularly with teenage drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to avoid an accident before it occurs. In the event of an imminent accident, the AEB system will:
- Alert the driver with an audible alarm - some systems will also use vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
- Should the driver fail to apply the brake fast enough to prevent a collision, the AEB system will apply the brakes automatically to help prevent or reduce the extent of a forward collision.
- In case the driver needs further braking assistance, the next safety innovation kicks in.
Dynamic Brake Support (DBS)/Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)
Many more auto makers are including additional automated braking systems to help drivers in preventing or severely decreasing the seriousness of a mishap. The inclusion of a CIB/DBS system assists the driver by:
- Automatically applying brake pressure should the car senses the driver's braking pressure is inadequate to stop the car before an accident.
- In the event that the driver fails to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically apply the brakes to avoid or reduce the damage of an accident.
Dark corners on badly lit roads are a distant memory with these amazing head lights. Linked to the steering system, the headlights turn in the same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to illuminate the area the vehicle is turning into. This safety feature is especially useful in rural areas with minimal or no exterior lighting.
Forward Collision Warning
Driving while distracted is becoming much less of a problem thanks to this safety advancement. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to signal drivers when objects in front of them are getting too near to the front of your car, truck, or SUV. Toss in an automated emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your teen driver is on the road.
Blind Spot Detection
Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that aggravating blind spot has finally been removed thanks to this safety feature. Video cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your car that the majority of drivers are unable to. A warning alert ensures you are aware of another vehicle's proximity before you change lanes.
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)/Lane Keeping System (LKS)
Even more great news for distracted drivers. Cameras and lasers are also used to watch the lane markings on the typical highway. When the system detects the car has started moving out of its lane, it will alert the driver with alarms and lights, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.
This feature is frequently confused with back-up cameras; however the difference between these two incredible features is stark. While back-up cameras typically have a limited field of view, rear view cameras normally utilize wide-angle lenses to give the driver a much more comprehensive view of what or who is behind them.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
As the name suggests, your vehicle's TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in all4 tires and informs the driver with dashboard lights and even alarms if the tire pressure get to critical levels.
Facial Recognition Software
Finally, we have one of the newest enhancements to our vehicle safety suites. Thanks to advancements in face recognition technology, vehicles are starting to add this technology to keep an eye on driver alertness. Once calibrated to the driver's distinct facial features, the software can spot a change in driver focus levels. The system will then alert the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a new safety feature, drivers can expect advanced signaling measures like vibrating seats and steering wheels.
Learn More About The Top New Automotive Safety Innovations
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to relax when your new driver gets behind the wheel of a car, truck, or SUV outfitted with any or all of these safety features. For additional information on automotivesafety or for answers on any other automotive questions, please call us or stop by our showroom. We'll be happy to assist you with every one of your automotive needs.
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