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Top Ten Auto Safety Advancements For New Drivers & Teens

If you’re responsible for a new or teen driver, then you undoubtedly have questions concerning the newest auto safety advancements. We’ve all been there. Your priceless child has reached driving age and their world has just gotten a lot larger and possibly more dangerous. However, before you spend your hard-earned money on a new army tank for your teen, we’ve got some terrific news. There are some new safety innovations offered in most cars, trucks, or SUVs that are ideal for your teenage or new driver. So buckle up, and join us for a tour of the top 10 most advanced safety features in today’s cars.

What Are Today’s Best Ten Safety Features In Automobiles

Vehicle safety tech is as old as the creation of the automobile itself and many of those early developments are still with us, albeit in a far more modern variation. However you’re probably not here to learn about advancements in seat belts. You want details about the most effective safety features 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 technology. Among the most advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC makes use of cutting-edge radar sensors to keep your car or truck at an acceptable distance from cars in front of you and your loved ones. Here’s how the ACC system works:

  • The driver establishes the cruise control maximum speed.
  • The ACC radar system stays at a safe distance from the cars in front of you.
  • When sensing an impending collision, the ACC will utilize the vehicle’s AEB system (see the next safety feature) to slow or stop the vehicle.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Distracted driving has become a greater concern for 21st century drivers. This is largely due to personal device use while driving, particularly with teen drivers. AEB systems are designed to avoid an accident before it occurs. In the event of an unavoidable collision, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems will also use vibrating seats and steering wheels, as well.
  • If the driver doesn’t engage the brake quickly enough to avoid a collision, the AEB system will apply the brakes automatically to help prevent or reduce the severity of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver requires further stopping help, the next safety option steps in.

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

Many more car and truck manufacturers are adding additional automatic brake systems to assist drivers in preventing or greatly reducing the severity of an accident. The addition of a CIB/DBS system assists the driver by:

  • Automatically adding brake pressure in the event that the car or truck senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the vehicle prior to an accident.
  • In the event that the driver fails to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically use the brakes to minimize the damage or avoid of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

With these unbelievable headlights, dark corners on poorly lit roadways are a thing of the past. Connected to the steering system, the headlights turn in the very same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to brighten the area the car, truck, or SUV is turning into. This safety feature is incredibly useful in rural areas with minimal or no outside lighting.

Forward Collision Warning

Driving while distracted is becoming less of an issue thanks to this safety advancement. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to inform drivers when vehicles in front of them are getting too near to the front of your car. Throw in an automatic emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your new driver gets on the roadway.

Blind Spot Detection

Thanks to this safety feature, the pesky blind spot has finally been permanently addressed. Video cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your vehicle that the majority of drivers are unable to. A caution alert ensures you are aware of another vehicle’s proximity before you change lanes.

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

Even more great 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 car has started vacating its lane, it will inform the driver with lights and alarms, a vibrating seat, and even a vibrating steering wheel.

Rear-View Camera

This safety tech is frequently confused with back-up cameras; but the distinction between these two remarkable advancements is stark. While back-up cameras typically have a limited line of vision, rear view cameras usually make use of wide-angle lenses to offer the driver a much broader view of who or what is behind them.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

As the name implies, your car, truck, or SUV’s TPMS sensors keep track of the air pressure in allfour tires and notifies the driver with dashboard lights and even alarms should the tire pressure get to critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the most recent additions to our vehicle safety suites. Thanks to innovations in face recognition technology, vehicles are beginning to add this tech to monitor driver alertness. When calibrated to the driver’s distinct facial features, the software can spot a change in driver attention levels. The system will then inform the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a new safety feature, drivers can anticipate advanced signaling actions like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About The Best New Auto Safety Innovations

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


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