Automobile Safety Features for 2020

You Should Know These Car Safety Features

The large number of automobiles on the road these days makes a crash inescapable, so understanding which car safety functions you should have becomes vital. We have gone from the days of optional seat belts to mandatory air bags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in practically all new automobiles on the marketplace. The checklist of optional safety technology that’s currently offered on the majority of cars and trucks is shocking, and we’re working hard to make certain that your brand new BMW is the best one yet.


Vehicle Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Presently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration rates cars on a 5-Star scale based upon their effectiveness in 3 certain crash scenarios: Front Collisions, Side Collisions, and Rollover Crashes. While crashes can happen in other circumstances these sorts of crashes are the most usual, and based on the research of these accidents, the appropriate safety tools are implemented in an automobile; so let’s take a peek at each circumstances:


Front Collision Scenario

This is when two vehicles are driving in opposing directions and hit each other in a head-on crash, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes an item (like a tree, utility post, or a structure) in a head-on collision.


Side Collision Scenario

The most common side accident scenario is when one car doesn’t stop at a stop sign or traffic light and strikes the other vehicle on the side. This is commonly referred to as a t-bone, as the cars create a ‘T’ form when they collide. An additional type of side collision is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways right into a barrier like an utility pole or tree.


Rollover Scenario

This scenario is when you lose control of your automobile and it rolls over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your car or a mix of extreme maneuvers such as quick, high-speed turns to miss an obstacle.


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

In spite of every one of the emerging automobile safety features, there are just a few that are considered mandatory by law. These mandated safety functions consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Backup Cams. Brand new cars and trucks will certainly have that tech and furthermore, the NHTSA advises the following Vehicle Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Crash Warning

This attribute detects a possible accident and gives the motorist a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

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


Lane Departure Alert

This system monitors lane markings and alerts the motorist if they unintentionally leave their lane.


Rear-View Cam

While now mandatory on most brand-new automobiles, adding a rear-view camera to older vehicles is advised.

This checklist should not be taken as an extensive checklist of safety functions, there will always be many different and new modern technologies that will help keep you much safer.


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