Top 10 Auto Safety Advancements For New Drivers & Teenagers

If you’re the parent of a teenage or new driver, then you’ve got inquiries about the best car safety advancements. You’re not alone there. Your precious child has reached driving age and their world is about to get a lot bigger and potentially more dangerous. But before you put your hard-earned money on a brand-new army tank for your new driver, we’ve got some great news. There are some recent safety innovations offered in most cars that are perfect for your teenage or new driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a tour of the 10 most advanced safety innovations in today’s cars.

What Are Today’s Best 10 Safety Features In Vehicles

Automotive safety technology is as old as the creation of the car itself and a lot of those early advancements are still with us, albeit in a much more improved variation. But you’re probably not here to learn about advancements in seatbelts. You need information about the best safety innovations in 21st-century cars and we’ve got them for you:

ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The most safe vehicles are cars or trucks with the best technology. One of the more advanced safety systems offered is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC uses powerful radar sensors that keep your car at a risk-free range from vehicles in front of you and your loved ones. Here’s how the system works:

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

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Distracted driving has become a greater problem for 21st century drivers. This is mostly due to personal device use while driving, especially with teen drivers. AEB systems are designed to avoid an accident before it happens. In the event of an imminent accident, 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 promptly enough to avoid a collision, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help prevent or lessen the intensity of a forward collision.
  • In the event the driver requires additional braking assistance, the following safety feature steps in.

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

More automotive manufacturers are adding extra automatic brake systems to assist drivers in avoiding or drastically decreasing the severity of a collision. The addition of a DBS/CIB system assists the driver by:

  • Automatically adding brake pressure in the event that the car 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 prevent or reduce the damage of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on inadequately lit roadways are a thing of the past with these unbelievable head lights. Connected to the steering system, the head lights turn in the very same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to brighten the area the car is turning into. This innovation is incredibly helpful in rural areas with minimal or no outside illumination.

Forward Collision Warning

Distracted driving is becoming less of an issue thanks to this safety innovation. Video cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to signal drivers when vehicles in front of them are getting too close to the front of your car, truck, or SUV. Throw in an automatic emergency braking system and you can relax when your teen driver is on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that frustrating blind spot has finally been removed thanks to this safety feature. Video cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your car, truck, or SUV that the majority of drivers are unable to. A warning alert make certain you are aware of another vehicle’s presence before you change lanes.

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

Even more good news for distracted drivers. Video cameras and lasers are also used to observe the lane markings on the typical highway. When the system senses the vehicle has begun vacating its lane, it will alert the driver with alarms and lights, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.

Rear-View Camera

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the distinction between these two amazing advancements is stark. While back-up cameras frequently have a restricted field of vision, rear view cameras typically make use of wide-angle lenses to provide the driver a much wider view of who or what is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name implies, your car, truck, or SUV’s TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in all4 tires and informs the driver with dashboard lights and even an alarm if the tire pressure reach critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the newest additions to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to innovations in facial recognition technology, cars are beginning to add this tech to monitor driver awareness. When calibrated to the driver’s unique features, the software can identify a change in driver attention levels. The system will then notify the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a brand-new technology, drivers can anticipate more advanced alerting measures like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About The Top New Vehicle Safety Advancements

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to relax when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a car, truck, or SUV loaded with any or all of these safety features. To find out more on automotive safety or for answers on any other vehicular questions, please call us or stop by our showroom. We’ll be happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

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