Technology features that help your car prevent accidents

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2024 | Personal Injury |

When it comes to ensuring safety on the road, modern cars have advanced technology features designed to prevent accidents and protect both drivers and passengers.

These innovative tools utilize cutting-edge sensors, cameras and algorithms to detect potential hazards and assist drivers in avoiding collisions.

Forward collision warning

Approximately 20,190 people died in car accidents during the first six months of 2022. However, collision warning systems use sensors to monitor the distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you, which can reduce this number. If the system detects that you approach another vehicle too quickly and a collision is imminent, it will alert you with visual and auditory signals.

Automatic emergency braking

Automatic emergency braking warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes to mitigate or prevent impacts. Advanced sensors and sophisticated algorithms help AEB systems react much faster than human drivers.

Lane departure warning and lane keeping assist

Lane departure warning systems alert you if your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane without signaling. Meanwhile, lane keeping assist actively intervenes by gently steering your car back into its lane if you fail to take corrective action.

Blind spot detection

Blind spot detection systems use sensors to monitor the areas beside and behind your vehicle that may not be visible in your mirrors. If another vehicle enters your blind spot while you drive or prepare to change lanes, BSD will alert you.

Adaptive cruise control

Adaptive cruise control enhances traditional cruise control by automatically adjusting your vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead. By slowing down or accelerating as needed, ACC helps prevent rear-end collisions and promotes smoother traffic flow on highways and busy roads.

Although new technologies help keep the roads safer, you should remain vigilant behind the wheel.