Over the past few years, car safety features have made some significant advancements. Although your 2013 SUV is probably running just fine, a lot of buyers today are swapping their vehicles for a much safer option.
With the advancement in vehicle technology, America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has indicated that these features have dramatically lowered the number of road fatalities and injuries.
Let’s take a look at some of the recent safety features that some motorists can’t drive without, and are becoming standard on more and more vehicles:
Automatic Emergency Braking
When it comes to vehicle safety features, nothing beats automatic emergency braking. If it is working correctly, cars installed with automatic emergency braking will brake automatically to either prevent a collision or reduce your vehicle’s speed when the system detects a collision with the vehicle directly in front of you.
Independent testing has so far only had the braking system operate successfully about 50% of the time.
Blind Spot Detection
No matter how many times you look over your shoulder, a vehicle can still be difficult to detect in your blind spot. That’s where blind spot detection comes in handy. Although you should still be actively checking your blind spot, this feature will help pick up what you may have missed and can warn you when vehicles are approaching from the rear.
These days, no vehicle should come without a panoramic rearview camera. Pedestrians are constantly distracted by their phones, that they often don’t pay close attention to their surroundings. As the driver, a busy parking lot can be intimidating. However, having a rearview camera will give you a better picture of what’s happening around you, and it will warn you if your vehicle is coming close to backing into something.
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Connectivity
Our phones are one of the biggest distractions to us while driving. With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity, there’s no longer a need to mess with your phone while driving. Now you can switch songs, check your GPS, and make calls safely through your car’s built-in display. Keep in mind, however, that whether you are checking your phone, or checking the vehicle display, distracted driving is still distracted driving.
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