As technology continues to improve our daily lives, car manufacturers use smart systems to help protect you on the road. The future may promise vehicles that drive themselves, but for now, there are several high-tech features available on many car models that are designed to help you drive safely.
Even the safest drivers can end up getting into an accident and needing the help of a motor vehicle attorney. With the right intelligent safety features on your car, you can lower your risk of being in a fatal accident or hurting someone else.
Today’s cars are more intelligent than ever before. Using integrated sensors, cameras, and AI, your vehicle can help you see the road more clearly and anticipate problems before they become dangerous. Let’s look at a few tech safety car updates that could save your life and the life of your passengers.
Lane Departure Warning
Every driver has had a moment when they suddenly realize that they have drifted into another lane accidentally. This wake-up call can be frightening and a leading cause of accidents on the road. Lane departure systems are designed to signal the driver when the car senses that it is starting to leave its lane. Cameras mounted on the front and sides of a vehicle monitor the distance between the road lines. When the car senses that the line is about to be crossed, it sends an immediate alert to the driver to manually correct the position.
Forward Collision Warning
In just one moment, when you take your eyes off the road, you could end up in a rear-end collision. Forward collision warning systems use sensors and cameras mounted on the car’s front to sense when you are approaching another vehicle. Your sensor will alert you to a potential collision in enough time for you to slow down or stop your car.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Human reaction time is often not enough to avoid oncoming collisions. With automatic emergency braking, your car eliminates the human error factor out of potential accidents. Using the sensors and camera safety assembly, your vehicle can anticipate a forward crash and will automatically apply the braking system to bring your car to a stop.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Changing lanes can be risky on busy roads when your vehicle’s blind spot can hide oncoming traffic from your view. Even when you use your mirrors and turn to look at your lane opening, it’s possible to still miss spotting an oncoming vehicle. Blind-spot monitoring systems use onboard cameras to alert drivers when another car enters into your blindspot making it easier to make safe lane changes.
Head’s Up Display
Taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds is enough time to put you and your passengers at risk. Changing your environmental settings, or looking for a new radio station are common reasons drivers avert their attention from the road. A vehicle with a head’s up display uses projection technology to display all relevant car systems directly onto the windshield. This allows drivers to seek the information they need without taking their eyes off the road.
As the technology of car design advances, we will see these and other features emerge in new models designed to keep drivers and passengers safe on the road. Do your research about the available tech safety features currently available on your favorite model and get protected today.
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