Car Safety Advancements For Teens & New Drivers: The Best 10

If you’ve got a teenage or new driver, then you’ve probably got concerns concerning the newest car safety innovations. We’ve all been there. Your priceless baby has reached driving age and their world has just gotten a whole lot bigger and potentially more dangerous. However before you put your hard-earned cash on a brand-new army tank for your teenager, we’ve got some fantastic news. There are some incredible safety features available in most vehicles that are ideal for your new or teen driver. So buckle up, and join us for a look at the ten most advanced safety advancements in today’s vehicles.

What Are Today’s Ten Best Safety Features In Vehicles

Vehicle safety tech is as old as the invention of the car itself and many of those very early technologies are still with us, albeit in a far more advanced version. But you’re probably not here to check out innovations in seat belts. You want information 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 most innovative modern technology. Among the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC makes use of state-of-the-art radar sensors to keep your vehicle at a safe range from vehicles in front of you and your loved ones. Here’s how the ACC system works:

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

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Driving while distracted has become a greater concern for 21st century drivers. This is primarily due to personal device use while driving, especially with teenage drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to avoid an accident before it occurs. In the event of an unavoidable impact, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems will also use vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
  • Should the driver fail to apply the brake quickly enough to avoid an accident, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help prevent or reduce the seriousness of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver requires further stopping help, the next safety innovation kicks in.

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

More vehicle manufacturers are including additional automatic braking systems to help drivers in avoiding or severely reducing the intensity of a mishap. The addition of a CIB/DBS system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure should the car senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the car prior to a collision.
  • Should the driver fail to use the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically use the brakes to decrease the damages or prevent of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

With these incredible headlights, dark corners on inadequately lit roadways are a distant memory. Connected to the steering system, the headlights turn in the very same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to light up the area the car, truck, or SUV is turning into. This innovation is especially helpful in rural areas with minimal or no exterior lighting.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety advancement, distracted driving is becoming less of an issue. Video cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully used to notify drivers when obstacles in front of them are getting too near to the front of your car. Toss in an automated emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your teenage driver is on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Thanks to this safety advancement, the frustrating blind spot has finally been removed. Cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your car that the majority of drivers are notable to. A warning alert makes sure you are aware of another vehicle’s proximity before you move into their lane.

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

Even more great news for distracted drivers. Lasers and cameras are also used to observe the lane markings on the typical street. When the system senses the vehicle has begun moving out of its lane, it will inform the driver with alarms and lights, a vibrating seat, and even a vibrating steering wheel.

Rear-View Camera

This safety tech is often confused with back-up cameras; but the distinction between these 2 amazing advancements is stark. While back-up cameras commonly have a restricted field of view, rear view cameras normally make use of wide-angle lenses to provide the driver a much wider view of who or what is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the newest innovations to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to developments in face recognition technology, cars, truck, and SUVs are starting to add this tech to keep an eye on driver awareness. When calibrated to the driver’s unique facial features, the software can spot a change in driver focus levels. The system will then notify the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a brand-new innovation, drivers can expect advanced alerting measures like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About The Best New Vehicle Safety Innovations

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to put your fears to rest when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a car or truck equipped with any or all of these safety innovations. For more details on vehicular safety or for answers on any other vehicular questions, please call us or stop by our showroom. We’ll more than happy to help you with every one of your automotive needs.

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