Car Safety Functions for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The large number of cars and trucks on the road today makes an accident not avoidable, so recognizing which vehicle safety tech you need to have becomes essential. We’ve gone from the days of optional seat belts to standard airbags, traction control, as well as tire pressure monitoring systems in virtually all new cars and trucks on the marketplace. The checklist of optional safety technology that’s now offered on a lot of vehicles is shocking, and we’re working hard to make sure that your new Mazda is the safest one yet.

How Are Car Safety Ratings Calculated?

Currently, the NHTSA judges cars on a 5-Star range based upon their effectiveness in 3 certain accident tests: Front Collisions, Side Collisions, and Rollover Crashes. While collisions can happen in various circumstances these sorts of mishaps are the most usual, and based on the research of these crashes, the necessary safety gadgets are implemented in an automobile; so let’s take a peek at each circumstances:

Front Crash Scenario

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

Side Collision Scenario

One of the most typical side crash scenarios is when one vehicle does not stop at a stop sign or traffic control signals and strikes the other vehicle on the side. This is commonly described as a t-bone, as the automobiles form a ‘T’ shape when they collide. Another sort of side collision is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways right into an obstacle like an energy post or tree.

Rollover Scenario

This scenario is when you lose control of your car and it rolls over. A rollover can be triggered by losing control of your vehicle or a combination of serious maneuvers such as fast, high-speed turning to miss an obstacle.

What Car Safety Features are Required by Law?

In spite of all of the arising car safety options, there are just a couple of that are required by law. These mandated safety options include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Monitor, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cams. All-new vehicles will certainly have that tech and in addition, the NHTSA advises these Vehicle Driver Assistance Technologies:

Forward Collision Alert

This tech detects a possible collision and gives the motorist a warning.

Automatic Emergency Braking

This modern technology instantly applies the brakes when a forward crash is looming.

Lane Departure Warning

This system checks lane markings and advises the vehicle driver if they inadvertently leave their lane.

Rear-View Camera

While currently standard on most new cars, adding a camera to older cars is suggested.

This list shouldn’t be interpreted as a complete checklist of safety technologies, there will always be many numerous and new technologies that will help keep you more secure.

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