Vehicle Safety Features For Teens & New Drivers: The Best Ten

If you’re responsible for a teenage or new driver, then you’ve probably got questions regarding the newest automotive safety innovations. We’ve all been there. Your child has reached driving age and their world has just gotten a whole lot bigger and quite possibly more dangerous. However before you spend your hard-earned cash on a new army tank for your new driver, we’ve got some excellent news. There are some extraordinary safety innovations offered in most vehicles that are ideal for your new or teen driver. So buckle up, and join us for a look at the 10 best safety features in today’s cars and trucks.

Which of Today’s Car Safety Features Are the Ten Best?

Auto safety technology is as old as the creation of the car itself and most of those early technologies are still with us, albeit in a much more modern version. But you’re probably not here to read about developments in seat belts. You need details about the best safety features in 21st-century cars, trucks, and SUVs and we’ve got them for you:

ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The safest vehicles are cars or trucks with the very best modern technology. Among the most advanced safety systems offered is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC uses powerful radar sensors that keep your car at an acceptable distance from vehicles in front of you and your passengers. Here is how the ACC system works:

  • The driver sets the cruise control max speed.
  • The ACC radar system keeps pace with the vehicles in front of you.
  • When sensing an imminent accident, the ACC will use the car’s AEB system (see the next safety option) to slow down or stop the car.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Driving while distracted has become a growing issue today. This is primarily due to personal device use while driving, especially with new drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to prevent a collision before it occurs. In the event of an imminent collision, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems utilize vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
  • If the driver does not engage the brake promptly enough to prevent an accident, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help stop or minimize the intensity of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver needs further braking assistance, the following safety innovation kicks in.

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

Many more car, truck, and SUV manufacturers are adding additional automatic braking systems to help drivers in preventing or greatly reducing the seriousness of a collision. The inclusion of a CIB/DBS system assists the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure in the event that the car senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the vehicle prior to 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 minimize the damages of an accident.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on inadequately lit roads are a thing of the past with these unbelievable headlights. Linked to the steering system, the head lights turn in the very same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to illuminate the area the vehicle is turning into. This feature is especially helpful in rural areas with limited or no exterior illumination.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety feature, driving while distracted is becoming much less of a problem. Video cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully used to alert drivers when obstacles in front of them are getting too near to the front of your car, truck, or SUV. Throw in an automatic emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your new driver gets on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that annoying blind spot has finally been permanently addressed thanks to this safety feature. Lasers and\or cameras keep an eye out in areas on your car, truck, or SUV that many drivers are notable to. A caution alert ensures you know about another vehicle’s presence before you change lanes.

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

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

Rear-View Camera

This feature is often confused with back-up cameras; but the distinction between these two remarkable features is stark. While back-up cameras usually have a restricted line of vision, rear view cameras typically make use of wide-angle lenses to give the driver a much wider view of what or who is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the most recent innovations to our vehicle safety suites. Thanks to developments in face recognition technology, vehicles are beginning to include this technology to monitor driver awareness. When calibrated to the driver’s distinct physical attributes, the software can identify a change in driver focus levels. The system will then notify the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a brand-new safety feature, drivers can expect more advanced signaling measures like vibrating steering wheels and seats.

Learn More About New Auto Safety Advancements

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to put your anxieties to rest when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a car outfitted with any or all of these safety advancements. For additional information on automotivesafety or for answers on any other vehicular questions, please contact us or visit our showroom. We’ll be happy to assist you with all of your automotive needs.

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