Top 10 Car Safety Advancements For New Drivers & Teens

If you’re the parent of a new or teenage driver, then you undoubtedly have concerns about the top auto safety innovations. Don’t feel like you’re alone. Your precious baby has reached driving age and their universe has just gotten a whole lot larger and quite possibly more hazardous. However before you put your hard-earned cash on a new military tank for your teen, we’ve got some great news. There are some incredible safety features offered in most cars that are ideal for your teen or new driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a look at the top 10 most advanced safety advancements in today’s cars.

What Are Today’s Ten Best Safety Features In Cars, Truck, & SUVs

Automotive safety technology is as old as the invention of the car itself and many of those early developments are still with us, albeit in a far more improved version. However you’re not here to check out improvements in seat belts. You want information about the most effective safety advancements in 21st-century cars, trucks, and SUVs and we’ve got them for you:

ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The most safe vehicles are cars with the most innovative modern technology. Among the more advanced safety systems offered is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC utilizes powerful radar sensors that keep your car or truck at an acceptable range from cars in front of you and your loved ones. Here is how the ACC system works:

  • The driver sets the cruise control max speed.
  • The ACC radar system keeps pace with the cars you are following.
  • When detecting an impending collision, the ACC will use the car’s AEB system (see the next safety feature) to slow down or stop the car.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Driving while distracted is a more prominent problem today. This is mostly due to personal device use while driving, especially with teen drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to prevent an accident before it occurs. In the event of an imminent collision, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems will also use vibrating seats and steering wheels, as well.
  • Should the driver fail to engage the brake fast enough to prevent a collision, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help prevent or reduce the seriousness of a forward collision.
  • In the event the driver requires further braking help, the following safety innovation steps in.

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

A lot more vehicle manufacturers are adding additional automatic braking systems to help drivers in avoiding or drastically decreasing the seriousness of a mishap. The inclusion of a CIB/DBS system assists the driver by:

  • Automatically adding brake pressure should the vehicle senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the car prior to an accident.
  • Should the driver fail to use the brakes at all, the CIB system kicks in to automatically apply the brakes to avoid or decrease the damage of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

With these amazing head lights, dark corners on inadequately lit roadways are a thing of the past. Connected to the steering system, the head lights 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 innovation is incredibly useful in rural areas with minimal or no outside lights.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety innovation, driving while distracted is becoming much less of an issue. Video cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully used to notify drivers when obstacles in front of them are getting too close to the front of your car, truck, or SUV. Toss in an automatic emergency braking system and you can relax when your new driver gets on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Thanks to this safety advancement, the frustrating blind spot has finally been eliminated. Lasers and\or cameras keep an eye out in areas on your car, truck, or SUV that the majority of drivers are notable to. A warning alert ensures you are aware of another vehicle’s presence before you move into their lane.

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

Even more excellent news for distracted drivers. Lasers and cameras are also made use of to observe the lane markings on the average roadway. 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

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the distinction between these two outstanding advancements is stark. While back-up cameras frequently have a limited line of vision, rear view cameras normally utilize wide-angle lenses to give the driver a much wider view of who or what is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name suggests, your car’s TPMS sensors keep track of the air pressure in allfour tires and alerts the driver with dashboard lights and even an alarm should the tire pressure reach critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the newest innovations to our vehicle safety suites. Thanks to innovations in facial recognition technology, cars are starting to include this tech to keep track of driver awareness. When calibrated to the driver’s unique physical attributes, the software can identify slight alterations in driver focus levels. The system will then notify the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a new technology, drivers can anticipate more advanced informing measures like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About The Top New Automotive Safety Features

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to relax when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a car or truck equipped with any or all of these safety features. For more details on automotive safety or for answers on any other vehicular questions, please contact us or visit our showroom. We’ll more than happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

Top 10 Car Safety Features For Teens & New Drivers

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