Top 10 Car Safety Features For New Drivers & Teens

If you’re the parent of a teen or new driver, then you’ve probably got concerns concerning the best car safety features. You’re not alone there. Your priceless baby has reached driving age and their universe has just gotten a whole lot bigger and potentially more hazardous. But before you put your hard-earned cash on a new military tank for your new driver, we’ve got some excellent news. There are some incredible safety innovations offered in most cars that are ideal for your teenage or new driver. So buckle up, and join us for a tour of the top 10 safety features in today’s cars.

Which of Today’s Auto Safety Advancements Are the Ten Best?

Auto safety tech is as old as the invention of the car itself and a number of those very early technologies are still with us, albeit in a much more improved version. However you’re probably not here to read about advancements in seat belts. You want details about the most effective safety innovations in 21st-century cars and we’ve got them for you:

ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The most safe vehicles are cars or trucks with the most advanced modern technology. One of the more advanced safety systems offered is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC utilizes cutting-edge radar sensors that keep your car at a risk-free distance from vehicles in front of you and your passengers. Here is how the ACC feature works:

  • The driver establishes the cruise control max speed.
  • The ACC radar system keeps pace with the cars you are following.
  • When identifying an impending collision, the ACC will utilize the car’s AEB system (see the next safety innovation) to slow or stop the vehicle.

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Distracted driving is a larger issue today. This is mostly due to personal device usage while driving, particularly with teenage drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to avoid a collision before it happens. In the event of an imminent collision, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems will also use vibrating seats and steering wheels, as well.
  • If the driver does not apply the brake promptly enough to avoid a collision, the AEB system will apply the brakes automatically to help prevent or minimize the severity of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver needs further stopping assistance, the next safety innovation kicks in.

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

A lot more auto makers are including extra automatic braking systems to assist drivers in avoiding or greatly decreasing the intensity of an accident. The addition of a CIB/DBS system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically adding brake pressure should the vehicle senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the car before a collision.
  • Should the driver fail to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically apply the brakes to reduce the damages or prevent of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

With these extraordinary head lights, dark corners on poorly lit roadways are a distant memory. Linked to the steering system, the head lights turn in the very same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to brighten the area the vehicle is turning into. This safety feature is incredibly helpful in rural areas with minimal or no exterior lights.

Forward Collision Warning

Distracted driving is becoming less of an issue thanks to this safety innovation. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully used to inform drivers when vehicles in front of them are getting too close to the front of your vehicle. Throw in an automatic emergency braking system and you can relax when your teen driver is on the roadway.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that frustrating blind spot has finally been permanently addressed thanks to this safety feature. Lasers and\or video cameras keep an eye out in areas on your car, truck, or SUV that the majority of drivers are unable to. A caution alert makes sure you are aware of another car’s presence before you move into their lane.

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

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

Rear-View Camera

This feature is often confused with back-up cameras; but the difference between these 2 remarkable features is stark. While back-up cameras usually have a restricted field of vision, rear view cameras generally utilize wide-angle lenses to provide the driver a much more comprehensive view of who or what is behind them.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

As the name indicates, your vehicle’s TPMS sensors keep track of the air pressure in all4 tires and informs the driver with dashboard lights and even an alarm should the tire pressure reach critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the newest additions to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to innovations in face recognition technology, cars are starting to add this technology to keep an eye on driver alertness. When calibrated to the driver’s distinct facial features, the software can spot a change in driver attention levels. The software will then inform the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a new safety feature, drivers can expect more advanced signaling actions like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About The Top New Auto Safety Features

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to put your worries to rest when your teenage driver gets behind the wheel of a car equipped with any or all of these safety innovations. To find out more on vehicular safety or for answers on any other car, truck, or SUV questions, please contact us or visit our showroom. We’ll more than happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

Auto Safety Innovations For Teenagers & New Drivers

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