Each new generation vehicle is more technologically advanced than the last. One of the biggest benefits that comes with buying a brand new car over an old one is the level of advancement in the tech. And the most important place this is occurring is in the safety department. Here is a brief run-down of the top safety features you will want in a car if you buy brand new.
You want airbags that protect your head and your knee, not to mention protecting your side. If you can get airbags protecting everyone else in the car, this will be even better. You can get a good idea of how protected you are by having a look at what the safety rating for the car in question is.
When it comes to cruise control technology, you can’t get much more advanced or recent than the phenomenon of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). You can set the speed at which you want your car to go, and should your vehicle find itself behind an automobile that is moving slower, your car will adjust accordingly. This technology will probably save lives. In fact, it probably already has.
This is a technology aimed at the problem of people falling asleep at the wheel. When they do this they crash after crossing into the wrong lane or by leaving the lane on the other side. If only they could be warned by a system within the car that detected that they were doing this. Well, now there is, and it is called lane keeping alert and assistance.
AEB uses a bunch of sensors that allow your car to avoid obstructions. There are systems that only work when a vehicle is moving at lower speeds. Others will tell the person driving the car they are heading towards a crash. If the car driver fails to do anything, the brakes will activate. This tech goes by a few different names.
This is one of the more simple technologies out there. It will help you by cautioning you with a light on your side mirrors. This is to tell you that there is a car that you can’t see right next to you.
Do you want to completely avoid ever denting your car again while parking? Well, now you can with these new sensors. They will also act as a rear view vision to warn you of anything is in the way while you reverse. This is a safety feature more aimed at helping people outside of your car. They are just as important. Never worry, while reversing again.
Just because you have passed all the tests required for your driving licence doesn’t mean you don’t have any more room to improve. Becoming a better driver is always a good idea, and you can do this using defensive training programmes.