Car Safety Features For New Drivers & Teenagers

The Ten Best Auto Safety Innovations For Teens and New Drivers

If you’ve got a teen or new driver, then you undoubtedly have concerns about the latest vehicle safety advancements. You’re not alone there. Your priceless baby has reached driving age and their universe is about to get a lot larger and potentially more hazardous. However before you spend your hard-earned cash on a brand-new army tank for your teenager, we’ve got some terrific news. There are some new safety features readily available in most cars or trucks that are excellent for your new or teenage driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a tour of the ten best safety features in today’s new cars.

What Are Today’s Top Ten Safety Innovations In Cars

Auto safety technology is as old as the creation of the automobile itself and a number of those very early technologies are still with us, albeit in a much more improved variation. But you’re not here to check out advancements in seat belts. You need details about the very best safety advancements in 21st-century vehicles and we’ve got them for you:

ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The safest vehicles are cars or trucks with the most innovative modern technology. Among the most advanced safety systems offered is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC utilizes cutting-edge radar sensors to keep your vehicle at a safe range from cars in front of you and your loved ones. Here is how the ACC system works:

  • The driver establishes the cruise control max speed.
  • The ACC radar system keeps pace with the vehicles in front of you.
  • When detecting an imminent accident, the ACC will use the car’s AEB system (see the next safety option) to slow or stop the car.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Driving while distracted is a bigger problem today. This is mostly due to personal device use while driving, especially with new drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to prevent an accident before it occurs. In the event of an imminent impact, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems utilize vibrating seats and steering wheels, as well.
  • Should the driver fail to engage the brake quickly enough to prevent a collision, the AEB system will apply the brakes automatically to help prevent or lessen the seriousness of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver needs further braking assistance, the following safety option kicks in.

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

Many more car and truck manufacturers are adding additional automated braking systems to assist drivers in avoiding or greatly decreasing the severity of a mishap. The inclusion of a CIB/DBS system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically adding brake pressure should the car, truck, or SUV senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the vehicle before a collision.
  • Should the driver fail to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system kicks in to automatically apply the brakes to minimize the damage or avoid of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on poorly lit roads are a distant memory with these extraordinary headlights. Connected to the steering system, the headlights turn in the same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to illuminate the area the vehicle is turning into. This innovation is particularly useful in rural areas with minimal or no outside lighting.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety advancement, distracted driving is becoming much less of an issue. Video cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to notify drivers when objects in front of them are getting too near to the front of your car. Toss in an automatic emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your new driver gets on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Thanks to this safety feature, that annoying blind spot has finally been permanently addressed. Video cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your car that many drivers are unable to. A warning alert makes certain you know about another car’s proximity before you change lanes.

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

Even more excellent news for distracted drivers. Cameras and lasers are also made use of to track the lane markings on the typical road. When the system detects the car has started moving out of its lane, it will inform the driver with lights and alarms, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.

Rear-View Camera

This feature is frequently confused with back-up cameras; but the distinction between these two amazing features is stark. While back-up cameras typically have a restricted field of vision, rear view cameras generally make use of wide-angle lenses to provide the driver a much wider view of what or who is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name indicates, your car’s TPMS sensors keep track of the air pressure in all four tires and notifies the driver with dashboard lights and even an alarm should the tire pressure get to critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the most recent advancements to our vehicle safety suites. Thanks to innovations in face recognition technology, cars are starting to include this technology to monitor driver alertness. Once calibrated to the driver’s distinct physical attributes, the software can identify slight alterations in driver focus levels. The software will then inform the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a new innovation, drivers can anticipate more advanced signaling actions like vibrating steering wheels and seats.

Learn More About The Best New Automotive Safety Innovations

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to relax when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle equipped with any or all of these safety advancements. To learn more on automotive safety or for answers on any other car, truck, or SUV questions, please contact us or visit our showroom. We’ll be more than happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

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