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Automotive Safety Innovations For Teenagers & New Drivers: The 10 Best

If you’ve got a teen or new driver, then you undoubtedly have inquiries regarding the newest auto safety features. Don’t feel like you’re alone. Your priceless baby has reached driving age and their world has just gotten a whole lot larger and possibly more dangerous. However before you spend your hard-earned money on a brand-new army tank for your new driver, we’ve got some great news. There are some incredible safety innovations offered in most cars or trucks that are ideal for your new or teen driver. So buckle up, and join us for a tour of the 10 most advanced safety innovations in today’s cars.

What Are The Ten Best Safety Advancements In Cars

Car safety tech is as old as the creation of the automobile itself and most of those early technologies are still with us, albeit in a much more advanced version. But you’re not here to check out advancements in seatbelts. You want information about the very best safety innovations in 21st-century cars and we’ve got them for you:

ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The safest vehicles are cars, trucks, or SUVs with the most innovative modern technology. One of the most advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC utilizes state-of-the-art radar sensors that keep your car, truck, or SUV at an acceptable range from vehicles in front of you and your passengers. Here is how the ACC system 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 use the vehicle’s AEB system (see the next safety option) to slow or stop the car.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Distracted driving is a bigger concern for 21st century drivers. This is primarily due to personal device usage while driving, especially with new drivers. AEB systems are 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 will also use vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
  • If the driver doesn’t engage the brake fast enough to prevent a collision, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help stop or reduce the seriousness of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver requires additional stopping help, the following safety feature steps in.

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

More auto makers are including additional automatic brake systems to assist drivers in avoiding or severely decreasing the severity of a mishap. The addition of a DBS/CIB system assists the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure should the vehicle senses the driver’s braking pressure is inadequate to stop the vehicle before a collision.
  • In the event that the driver fails to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system kicks in to automatically use the brakes to prevent or decrease the damages of an accident.

Adaptive Headlights

With these incredible head lights, dark corners on improperly lit roadways are a thing of the past. Linked to the steering system, the headlights turn in the exact same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to brighten the area the car, truck, or SUV is turning into. This innovation is particularly helpful in rural areas with limited or no outside illumination.

Forward Collision Warning

Distracted driving is becoming much less of an issue thanks to this safety advancement. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully used to notify drivers when vehicles in front of them are getting too close to the front of your car. Toss in an automated emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your teen driver gets on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that aggravating blind spot has finally been removed thanks to this safety feature. Cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your car that many drivers are notable to. A caution alert make certain 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 utilized to track the lane markings on the average highway. When the system senses the vehicle has started vacating its lane, it will notify the driver with alarms and lights, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.

Rear-View Camera

This safety tech is often confused with back-up cameras; but the distinction between these two incredible advancements is stark. While back-up cameras frequently have a restricted visual field, rear view cameras usually make use of wide-angle lenses to offer the driver a much wider view of what or who is behind them.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

As the name suggests, your car’s TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in all4 tires and notifies the driver with dashboard lights and even an alarm if the tire pressure get to critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the newest additions to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to developments in facial recognition technology, cars, truck, and SUVs are starting to include this tech to keep an eye on driver awareness. Once calibrated to the driver’s distinct features, the software can identify slight alterations in driver attention levels. The software will then inform the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a new technology, drivers can anticipate advanced informing measures like vibrating steering wheels and seats.

Learn More About New Vehicle Safety Advancements

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

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