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Automotive Safety Innovations For New Drivers & Teenagers

If you’re the parent of a new or teen driver, then you undoubtedly have inquiries concerning the newest auto safety innovations. You’re not alone there. Your priceless baby has reached driving age and their world has just gotten a whole lot larger and possibly more dangerous. But before you put your hard-earned cash on a brand-new army tank for your teenager, we’ve got some fantastic news. There are some new safety innovations readily available in most cars, trucks, or SUVs that are ideal for your teenage or new driver. So buckle up, and join us for a look at the ten best safety advancements in today’s cars and trucks.

What Are Today’s Top 10 Safety Innovations In Vehicles

Auto safety technology is as old as the invention of the automobile itself and a number of those early advancements are still with us, albeit in a far more modern variation. But you’re probably not here to check out improvements in seatbelts. You need details about the best safety innovations in 21st-century cars, trucks, and SUVs and we’ve got them for you:

ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The most safe vehicles are cars, trucks, or SUVs with the very best technology. Among the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC utilizes cutting-edge radar sensors that keep your vehicle at an acceptable distance from cars in front of you and your passengers. Here is how the ACC feature works:

  • The driver sets the cruise control max speed.
  • The ACC radar system stays at a safe distance from the vehicles you are following.
  • When detecting an impending collision, the ACC will use the vehicle’s AEB system (see the next safety option) to slow down or stop the vehicle.

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Driving while distracted is a greater problem nowadays. This is primarily due to personal device use while driving, especially with teen drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to avoid an accident before it occurs. In the event of an unavoidable impact, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems utilize vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
  • If the driver doesn’t apply the brake quickly enough to avoid a collision, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help avoid or minimize the seriousness of a forward collision.
  • In the event the driver needs additional stopping help, the following safety option kicks in.

Dynamic Brake Support (DBS)/Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

More car makers are adding additional automatic braking systems to help drivers in avoiding or drastically reducing the seriousness of a collision. The inclusion of a DBS/CIB system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically adding brake pressure in the event that the car, truck, or SUV senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the vehicle 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 prevent or decrease the damage of an accident.

Adaptive Headlights

With these incredible headlights, dark corners on badly lit roads are a thing of the past. Connected to the steering system, the head lights turn in the same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to brighten the area the vehicle is turning into. This innovation is particularly helpful in rural areas with limited or no exterior lights.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety advancement, driving while distracted is becoming less of a problem. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to alert drivers when obstacles in front of them are getting too close to the front of your vehicle. Toss in an automatic 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 pesky blind spot has finally been eliminated thanks to this safety innovation. Cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your car that many drivers are notable to. A warning alert ensures you are aware of another car’s presence before you change lanes.

Lane Keeping System (LKS)/Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Even more great news for distracted drivers. Lasers and video cameras are also utilized to watch the lane markings on the average road. When the system senses the car has started moving out of its lane, it will notify the driver with alarms and lights, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.

Rear-View Camera

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the difference between these 2 amazing advancements is stark. While back-up cameras commonly have a restricted line of vision, rear view cameras normally utilize wide-angle lenses to give the driver a much broader view of who or what is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name implies, your vehicle’s TPMS sensors keep track of the air pressure in allfour tires and informs the driver with dashboard lights and even an alarm if the tire pressure get to critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the newest advancements to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to developments in facial recognition technology, cars are starting to add this tech to monitor driver alertness. Once calibrated to the driver’s distinct facial features, the software can spot a change in driver attention levels. The system will then alert the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a new technology, drivers can expect more advanced alerting actions like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About The Top New Automotive Safety Innovations

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to put your anxieties to rest when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle loaded with any or all of these safety advancements. To learn more on automotivesafety or for answers on any other automotive questions, please call us or come by our showroom. We’ll be happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

Auto Safety Advancements For Teenagers & New Drivers: The Best 10

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