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Auto Safety Innovations For Teens & New Drivers: The Top Ten

If you’re the parent of a teenage or new driver, then you undoubtedly have inquiries regarding the newest car safety advancements. We’ve all been there. Your priceless baby has reached driving age and their universe has just gotten a whole lot larger and quite possibly more dangerous. However before you spend your hard-earned money on a brand-new army tank for your teenager, we’ve got some excellent news. There are some new safety features readily available in most cars that are excellent for your new or teen driver. So buckle up, and join us for a look at the 10 most advanced safety features in today’s cars and trucks.

What Are The Ten Best Safety Advancements In Cars, Truck, & SUVs

Auto safety technology is as old as the invention of the automobile itself and a lot of those early advancements are still with us, albeit in a far more advanced version. However you’re not here to learn about developments in seatbelts. You need information about the very best safety advancements in 21st-century cars and trucks and we’ve got them for you:

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The safest vehicles are cars or trucks with the most innovative technology. One of the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC uses cutting-edge radar sensors to keep your car, truck, or SUV at a safe distance from vehicles in front of you and your passengers. Here’s how the ACC system works:

  • The driver establishes the cruise control maximum speed.
  • The ACC radar system keeps pace with the cars in front of you.
  • When identifying an imminent accident, the ACC will utilize the car’s AEB system (see the next safety innovation) to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Distracted driving is a greater concern today. This is largely due to personal device usage while driving, particularly with new drivers. AEB systems are designed to prevent an accident before it occurs. In the event of an unavoidable 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 engage the brake quickly enough to avoid an accident, the AEB system will apply the brakes automatically to help prevent or minimize the seriousness of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver needs additional stopping assistance, the next safety innovation steps in.

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

A lot more car, truck, and SUV makers are adding additional automated braking systems to help drivers in preventing or severely reducing the seriousness of a collision. The addition of a CIB/DBS system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure should the vehicle senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the vehicle before a collision.
  • In the event that the driver fails to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically apply the brakes to prevent or reduce the damage of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on inadequately lit roads are a distant memory with these amazing headlights. Connected to the steering system, the headlights turn in the very same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to light up the area the car, truck, or SUV is turning into. This feature is especially helpful in rural areas with minimal or no exterior lights.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety innovation, driving while distracted is becoming less of an issue. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to alert drivers when vehicles in front of them are getting too close to the front of your car, truck, or SUV. Throw in an automatic emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your teen driver gets on the roadway.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that annoying blind spot has finally been eliminated thanks to this safety innovation. Video cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your vehicle that many drivers are unable to. A caution alert makes sure you know about another car’s proximity before you change lanes.

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

Even more good news for distracted drivers. Video cameras and lasers are also made use of to observe the lane markings on the average street. When the system detects the vehicle has begun vacating its lane, it will alert the driver with lights and alarms, a vibrating seat, and even a vibrating steering wheel.

Rear-View Camera

This feature is often confused with back-up cameras; but the distinction between these two remarkable advancements is stark. While back-up cameras commonly have a limited field of view, rear view cameras normally use wide-angle lenses to provide the driver a much more comprehensive view of what or who is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name suggests, your vehicle’s TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in allfour tires and alerts the driver with dashboard lights and even alarms if the tire pressure reach critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the most recent innovations to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to advancements in facial recognition technology, cars, truck, and SUVs are starting to include this technology to keep an eye on driver alertness. Once calibrated to the driver’s unique physical attributes, the software can detect slight alterations in driver attention levels. The software will then alert the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a new safety feature, drivers can expect advanced alerting measures like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About The Best New Car Safety Innovations

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to put your concerns to rest when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a car or truck loaded with any or all of these safety features. For additional information on vehicularsafety or for answers on any other automotive questions, please contact us or visit our showroom. We’ll be happy to assist you with all of your automotive needs.

Car Safety Features For Teens & New Drivers: The 10 Best

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