Car Safety Features You Should Know
High-Tech Safety in Cars
Today, cars are equipped with more safety features than ever before. Not only are these features a convenience, but they can also reduce the risk of being involved in a car crash.
Here are some of the top high-tech safeguards to have while on the road.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control will automatically adjust and maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you. This feature can decrease driver fatigue when using this feature in heavy traffic situations.
Active Park Assist
This handy feature will look for empty parking spots where your car will safely fit. It will also steer your vehicle while you operate your accelerator and brake systems.
Automatic Emergency Braking
This safety feature alerts the driver of a potential forward collision with another vehicle, pedestrian, or object. When automatic emergency braking is engaged, the vehicle will brake automatically if the driver does not respond in time to avoid the collision.
While this isn’t exactly new technology (it’s been around since the 1950s), the difference is that today’s automatic high beams rely on high-tech cameras as opposed to light-sensitive sensors. This new technology can decipher between oncoming vehicle headlights as opposed to road sign reflections.
Blind-spot monitors alert drivers to other vehicles that may be in the driver’s blind spot by watching activity in adjacent lanes. This can also deter drivers from cutting off other motorists.
Driver Attention Monitor
If you are driving while drowsy or distracted, this system will alert you of your not-so-sound driving behavior. So, if you have a bad habit of texting or talking on the phone while driving, this feature is for you!
Forward Collision Warning
This feature will keep an eye on the road ahead to detect slow or stopped traffic. The driver will be altered with a visual or sound warning of an impending collision. These systems often work in conjunction with automated emergency braking systems, should the driver not act quickly enough in stopping the vehicle.
This safety feature will detect lane markings and will alert the driver if the vehicle is moving out of its lane or exiting a lane without using a turn signal.
Contact a Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer
Even with high-tech safety features, car accidents can still occur, and sustaining a serious injury, as a result, can be scary and stressful. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident we can help. When insurance companies push back, we’ll fight them hard to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve. Our experienced attorneys are here for you every step of the way.
Call Peterson & Associates, P.C. today at (816) 298-8708 to speak with an attorney about your potential case. We are offering consultations via phone, email, and video conferencing for your convenience.