Best Ten Car Safety Features For New Drivers & Teenagers

If you’re the parent of a teenage or new driver, then you’ve got questions about the newest auto safety advancements. We’ve all been there. Your child has reached driving age and their universe is about to get a lot larger and possibly more dangerous. But before you spend your hard-earned cash on a brand-new army tank for your new driver, we’ve got some great news. There are some incredible safety innovations readily available in most cars or trucks that are ideal for your teenage or new driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a look at the ten best safety advancements in today’s vehicles.

What Are Today’s 10 Best Safety Innovations In Automobiles

Automotive safety technology is as old as the invention of the car itself and a number of those very early advancements are still with us, albeit in a much more advanced version. But you’re not here to learn about innovations in seat belts. You want information about the best safety features in 21st-century cars and we’ve got them for you:

 

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The safest vehicles are cars or trucks with the very best technology. One of the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC makes use of state-of-the-art radar sensors to keep your car, truck, or SUV at a risk-free range from cars in front of you and your loved ones. Here’s how the system works:

  • The driver sets the cruise control max speed.
  • The ACC radar system stays at a safe distance from the vehicles in front of you.
  • When sensing an imminent accident, the ACC will use the car’s AEB system (see the next safety feature) to slow or stop the car.

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Distracted driving is a prominent issue today. This is largely due to personal device use while driving, particularly with teen drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to avoid a collision before it occurs. In the event of an imminent accident, 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 engage the brake promptly enough to prevent an accident, the AEB system will apply the brakes automatically to help stop or reduce the intensity of a forward collision.
  • In the event the driver requires further braking help, the next safety feature kicks in.

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

More automotive makers are including extra automatic brake systems to assist drivers in preventing or drastically decreasing the severity of an accident. The addition of a DBS/CIB system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically adding brake pressure should the car, truck, or SUV senses the driver’s braking pressure is not enough to stop the car before a collision.
  • In the event that the driver fails to use the brakes at all, the CIB system kicks in to automatically use the brakes to reduce the damage or avoid of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on improperly lit roads are a distant memory with these amazing headlights. Linked to the steering system, the headlights turn in the exact same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to light up the area the car is turning into. This feature is incredibly useful in rural areas with minimal or no outside lights.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety advancement, driving while distracted is becoming much less of an issue. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to notify drivers when vehicles in front of them are getting too close to the front of your vehicle. Toss in an automatic emergency braking system and you can relax when your teen driver gets on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that annoying blind spot has finally been removed thanks to this safety innovation. Cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your car, truck, or SUV that many drivers are notable to. A caution alert makes sure you know about another vehicle’s proximity before you move into their lane.

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

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

Rear-View Camera

This feature is frequently confused with back-up cameras; however the difference between these two incredible innovations is stark. While back-up cameras often have a limited field of vision, rear view cameras normally utilize wide-angle lenses to give the driver a much wider view of what or who is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name indicates, 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 advancements to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to advancements in face recognition technology, cars, truck, and SUVs are beginning to include this technology to monitor driver awareness. When calibrated to the driver’s unique physical attributes, the software can identify slight alterations in driver attention levels. The system will then alert the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a brand-new innovation, drivers can anticipate more advanced signaling actions like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

 

Learn More About New Automotive Safety Advancements

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to put your fears to rest when your new driver gets behind the wheel of a car loaded with any or all of these safety features. For additional information on automotivesafety or for answers on any other car, truck, or SUV questions, please call us or come by our showroom. We’ll more than happy to help you with every one of your automotive needs.

Auto Safety Features For Teens & New Drivers: The Ten Best

 

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