Top Ten Technologies That Are Improving Safety
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Road safety has been a major concern for drivers and the government for a long time now. Keeping this in mind many car companies have taken the initiative of developing safety systems. Here are ten latest technological advancements in car safety systems.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tire pressure monitoring systems ensure that your tires have the right pressure. Excessive pressure can cause the tires to burst and result in a crash while also hurting your car’s mileage.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise control enables you to maintain a constant speed to keep a safe distance from the cars ahead. This prevents collisions resulting from tailgating.
Blind Spot Detection
The system is designed to alert drivers of objects located in blind spots while they are parking or driving. It alerts the driver once the turn signal is on.
Lane Departure Warning
This system warns the drivers of a potential dangerous situation that may arise if they change lanes.
The rollover prevention system applies brakes automatically if the driver is trying to take a turn at high speed.
The system is developed to deploy airbags in accordance with the weight and size of the occupant.
Emergency Brake Assist
If the driver makes a panic stop, this system applies additional pressure on the brakes to ensure the vehicle stops.
Adaptive headlights automatically adjust the beam according to the way you’re driving. They even adjust the length of the beam according to the speed of the vehicle.
The rear-view camera is essential to spot obstacles, children and animals behind your car. This is important especially while reversing the car. Many people are not able to determine if there is anyone standing behind their car, especially if the person or animal cannot be seen in the rear-view mirror.
Emergency Response System
The ERS performs a variety of functions. In the event of airbag deployment, it unlocks the doors, turns on the interior light, cuts off power to the battery and the fuel. In addition, it also notifies the nearest response centre of the emergency.
These are the ten latest technological advancements designed to make driving safer.