Best Ten Car Safety Features For Teens & New Drivers

If you’re the parent of a new or teen driver, then you undoubtedly have questions about the top car safety advancements. You’re not alone there. Your child has reached driving age and their universe is about to get a lot larger and possibly more hazardous. But before you spend your hard-earned money on a brand-new military tank for your teen, we’ve got some terrific news. There are some new safety innovations readily available in most vehicles that are excellent for your new or teen driver. So buckle up, and join us for a tour of the ten best safety advancements in today’s cars.

Which of Today’s Vehicle Safety Innovations Are the Best?

Auto safety tech is as old as the creation of the automobile itself and many of those very early developments are still with us, albeit in a far more improved variation. However you’re probably not here to check out developments in seatbelts. You need details about the most effective safety innovations in 21st-century cars, trucks, and SUVs and we’ve got them for you:

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The safest vehicles are cars with the most innovative modern technology. Among the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC makes use of cutting-edge radar sensors to keep your car at a safe range from cars in front of you and your loved ones. Here’s how this feature works:

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

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Distracted driving is a bigger issue for 21st century drivers. This is primarily due to personal device usage while driving, particularly with teenage drivers. AEB systems are designed to avoid a collision before it occurs. In the event of an imminent accident, 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 does not engage the brake quickly enough to prevent an accident, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help avoid or reduce the intensity of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver needs additional stopping help, the next safety feature kicks in.

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

More car makers are including extra automated brake systems to assist drivers in preventing or drastically reducing the seriousness of an accident. The inclusion of a CIB/DBS system assists the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure should the car, truck, or SUV senses the driver’s braking pressure is inadequate to stop the vehicle prior to an accident.
  • Should the driver fail to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically use the brakes to prevent or reduce the damages of an accident.

Adaptive Headlights

With these incredible headlights, dark corners on badly lit roads are a distant memory. Linked to the steering system, the headlights turn in the exact same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to light up the area the vehicle is turning into. This innovation is especially helpful in rural areas with minimal or no outside lighting.

Forward Collision Warning

Driving while distracted is becoming less of a problem thanks to this safety innovation. 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. Throw in an automatic emergency braking system and you can relax when your teen driver is 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 advancement. Lasers and\or video cameras keep an eye out in areas on your car, truck, or SUV that the majority of drivers are unable to. A caution alert make certain you are aware of another car’s proximity before you move into their lane.

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

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

Rear-View Camera

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the difference between these 2 outstanding innovations is stark. While back-up cameras often have a restricted line of vision, rear view cameras generally use wide-angle lenses to offer the driver a much broader view of what or who is behind them.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

As the name indicates, your car, truck, or SUV’s TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in allfour tires and informs the driver with dashboard lights and even alarms should the tire pressure reach critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the most recent additions to our vehicle safety suites. Thanks to advancements in facial recognition technology, vehicles are beginning to include this tech to keep an eye on driver awareness. When calibrated to the driver’s distinct physical attributes, the software can identify a change in driver focus levels. The software will then inform the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a new technology, drivers can expect more advanced alerting measures like vibrating steering wheels and seats.

Learn More About The Top New Vehicle Safety Advancements

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to relax when your teen driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle equipped with any or all of these safety advancements. For additional information on automotivesafety or for answers on any other car, truck, or SUV questions, please call us or come by our showroom. We’ll be happy to help you with every one of your automotive needs.

Top Ten Vehicle Safety Advancements For New Drivers & Teens

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