4 Essential Vehicle Safety Features for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer number of cars on the road these days makes a mishap inescapable, so knowing which car safety tech you ought to have becomes crucial. We’ve gone from the days of optional seatbelts to standard air bags, traction control, as well as tire pressure monitoring systems in nearly all new cars on the market. The list of optional safety options that’s currently offered on a lot of cars and trucks is incredible, and we’re working hard to make certain that your brand-new Volkswagen is the most secure one yet.


Automobile Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Currently, the NHTSA rates cars on a 5-Star scale based upon their performance in 3 particular crash scenarios: Front Collisions, Side Crashes, and Rollover Collisions. While crashes can take place in other situations these kinds of accidents are the most usual, and based on the study of these crashes, the necessary safety devices are implemented in an automobile; so let’s take a glimpse at each circumstances:


Front Crash Scenario

This is when 2 automobiles are going in opposing directions and strike each other in a head-on accident, or when an automobile loses control and strikes an object (like a tree, energy post, or a building) in a head-on collision.


Side Accident Situation

The most common side collision situation is when one car doesn’t yield to a stop sign or traffic light and strikes the other car on the side. This is typically referred to as a t-bone, as the vehicles develop a ‘T’ shape when they crash. An additional type of side crash is when a vehicle loses control and slides sideways right into a barrier like an utility post or tree.


Rollover Scenario

This scenario is when you lose control of your car and it rolls over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your automobile or a combination of serious maneuvers such as quick, high-speed turns to stay clear of a barrier.


What Automobile Safety Features are Required by Law?

Despite all of the arising automobile safety technologies, there are just a few that are required by federal regulations. These mandated safety options consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Monitor, Electronic Stability Control, and Backup Cams. Brand new automobiles will certainly have that technology and furthermore, the NHTSA recommends these Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Crash Warning

This attribute identifies a potential accident and signals the vehicle driver a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This technology instantly uses the brakes when a forward collision is looming.


Lane Departure Alert

This system checks lane markings and cautions the motorist if they accidentally leave their lane.


Backup Camera

While now standard on many brand-new cars and trucks, adding a rear cam to older cars and trucks is suggested.

This checklist should not be interpreted as a complete list of safety features, there will constantly be many numerous and new modern technologies that will help keep you safer.


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