Car Safety Features for 2020

You Should Know These Car Safety Features

The sheer amount of automobiles on the road these days makes a crash inescapable, so understanding which car safety technology you should have ends up being essential. We have gone from the days of optional seat belts to standard air bags, traction control, as well as tire pressure monitoring systems in practically all brand-new cars on the market. The list of optional safety tech that’s now offered on a lot of cars and trucks is staggering, and we’re striving to make sure that your new BMW is the most secure one yet.


Automobile Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Currently, the NHTSA rates cars on a 5-Star scale based on their performance in 3 particular accident tests: Front Crashes, Side Crashes, and Rollover Collisions. While accidents can happen in various circumstances these sorts of accidents are the most typical, and based on the research of these mishaps, the appropriate safety tools are implemented in a vehicle; so let’s take a glance at each circumstances:


Front Crash Situation

This is when 2 vehicles are driving in opposite directions and strike each other in a head-on accident, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes a thing (like a tree, energy post, or a structure) in a head-on accident.


Side Accident Situation

The most common side accident situation is when one car fails to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal and strikes the other automobile on the side. This is generally described as a t-bone, as the automobiles create a ‘T’ shape when they crash. One more kind of side accident is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways into an obstacle like an utility pole or tree.


Rollover Situation

This situation is when you lose control of your automobile and it rolls over. A rollover can be activated by losing control of your vehicle or a combination of extreme maneuvers such as fast, high-speed turns to avoid an obstacle.


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

In spite of all of the emerging automobile safety technologies, there are just a couple of that are considered mandatory by federal law. These mandated safety features consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cams. Brand new cars and trucks will certainly have that technology and furthermore, the NHTSA suggests the following Vehicle Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Collision Warning

This feature discovers a potential accident and signals the driver a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This modern technology automatically uses the brakes when a forward collision is looming.


Lane Departure Warning

This system keeps track of lane markings and advises the vehicle driver if they unintentionally leave their lane.


Backup Cam

While currently standard on most brand-new cars, adding a electronic camera to older vehicles is suggested.

This list shouldn’t be interpreted as an exhaustive checklist of safety tech, there will always be many numerous and new technologies that will help keep you safer.


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