Automobile Safety Options for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer amount of automobiles on the road these days makes an accident unavoidable, so recognizing which automobile safety functions you ought to have becomes vital. We’ve gone from the days of optional seatbelts to standard airbags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in nearly all brand-new cars and trucks on the marketplace. The checklist of optional safety tech that’s currently readily available on a lot of automobiles is shocking, and we’re striving to see to it that your new BMW is the best one yet.


Automobile Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Currently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration rates cars on a 5-Star scale based on their performance in 3 specific collision tests: Front Crashes, Side Collisions, and Rollover Collisions. While collisions can occur in various circumstances these sorts of accidents are the most typical, and based on the research of these crashes, the appropriate safety devices are installed in a car; so let’s take a quick look at each situation:


Front Crash Scenario

This is when 2 vehicles are traveling in opposite directions and hit each other in a head-on collision, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes a thing (like a tree, utility pole, or a structure) in a head-on accident.


Side Collision Scenario

One of the most common side collision scenarios is when one car does not yield to a stop sign or traffic signal and strikes the other car on the side. This is frequently referred to as a t-bone, as the cars develop a ‘T’ form when they collide. One more type of side crash is when a car loses control and slides sideways into a barrier like a utility post or tree.


Rollover Situation

This scenario is when you lose control of your vehicle and it flips over. A rollover can be set off by losing control of your vehicle or a combination of serious maneuvers such as quick, high-speed turning to avoid a barrier.


Some Car Safety Features are Required by Law, Which Ones Are They?

Despite all of the emerging automobile safety options, there are only a few that are considered mandatory by federal regulations. These mandated safety attributes consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cams. Brand new vehicles will have that technology and in addition, the NHTSA suggests the following Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Collision Alert

This function identifies a possible collision and signals the driver a warning.


Automatic Emergency Braking

This tech immediately applies the brakes when a forward collision is looming.


Lane Departure Warning

This system keeps track of lane markings and alerts the motorist if they unintentionally leave their lane.


Rear Camera

While now standard on a lot of new cars and trucks, adding a rear-view electronic camera to older cars and trucks is suggested.

This checklist should not be interpreted as an exhaustive list of safety technologies, there will constantly be many different and emerging modern technologies that will help keep you much safer.


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