New Car Safety Features

If you are looking at purchasing a new vehicle, there are a lot things to consider before making a decision. One of the most important things are the New Car Safety features. With the advancement of technology, there have been a variety of improvements in vehicle safety features which may impact your final purchase decision.

Safety features started with the seat belt and the airbag. But, they have now evolved to include technology through incorporating lasers, radar, and cameras with a variety of uses. An added bonus to these changes is that many of them come standard with new vehicles. Below are some of the most impressive and useful safety features offered today:

Backup Camera

This is definitely one of the most popular and accepted changes to vehicles. The backup camera allows a driver to see behind the vehicle for cars and pedestrians. It also helps a driver to backup more easily and is a great tool for parallel parking. Once you experience the benefits of a backup camera, you will never want to drive without one again.

Lane Departure Warning/Mitigation

This feature uses sensors to monitor the road and the path ahead of the vehicle. This feature will alert a driver if the care drifts into another lane and will notify the driver with an audible warning, visual warning, seat vibration, and some vehicles even steer the vehicle back into the proper lane.

Forward Collision Alert/Prevention

This feature uses radar and cameras to monitor the other vehicles and items surrounding the vehicle to identify and avoid a possible collision. The system will notify the driver with a visual, audible, seat vibration warning and some even will slow down the vehicle to avoid collisions.

Blind Spot Warning

Blind Spot Warning lights are located in near the side mirrors and will illuminate whenever there is a vehicle in the blind spot. This is a great feature that helps a driver to avoid collisions.

Android Auto/Apple CarPlay

If you like to text, talk, play music or just use your phone in the care, this will be one of your favorite safety features. This feature allows a driver to access the cell phone through verbal commands and through the screen display which allows the driver to keep his/her eyes on the road.

Car Safety features are being revolutionized by consumer demands to improve the driving experience for everyone. In the not too distant future, vehicles will drive and park themselves and everyone will become a passenger. Until then, be safe! Article from The Law Offices of Frank D’Amico, Jr.