Automakers are utilizing some of the latest technology and implementing advanced crash-avoidance features in many of the vehicles on the road today. Manufacturers are looking for ways to make cars safer, implementing features that can think and react to danger before the driver has the opportunity to do so. Below are some of the latest crash-avoidance features that can not only reduce the risk of being involved in an automobile accident, but can save your life.
- Adaptive Cruise Control: This technology uses forward-looking sensors, including radar cameras to monitor distance between your vehicle and others on the road. The system will automatically slow down your vehicle in traffic to maintain a safe following distance without the driver having to do anything.
- Forward Collision Avoidance System: Using forward-looking sensors, this technology alerts drivers with visual or auditory warning signals when the vehicle is getting too close to another.
- Autonomous Braking: Some systems are able to break automatically for the driver, if a warning signal is missed. This can prevent a crash or at least lessen the impact. Experts agree- systems that combine forward-collision warning and auto-brake are the most effective.
- Adaptive Headlights: This technology allows drivers greater visibility when going around a curve. According to Highway Loss Data Institute research, property damage liability claims fell 10 percent with adaptive headlights.
- Backup Camera: Once a feature found in only luxury vehicles, the backup camera displayed in the rear-view mirrors or in-dash display is now popular in mid-range vehicles, giving drivers added visibility when backing out of a parking spot or driveway.
- Reverse Backup Sensors: This can be used with or without a camera and alerts drivers with a beep if they are about to hit something while backing up.
- Sideview Assist: This sensor technology can detect a car in your blind spot and alert you with a light in your side mirror or a beep if you attempt to engage your turn signal.
- Parking Assist: An increasing number of vehicles offer a feature that detects the size of a parallel parking space- and will even guide drivers into the start position. This allows you to completely take your hands off the wheel while the computer technology backs your vehicle into place.
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Safety Features Help Prevent Car Accidents, but They Still Happen
Even with the latest technology and crash-avoidance features, some car accidents are unavoidable. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, it is important that you contact an experienced Orlando car accident attorney, immediately. The insurance company will not automatically pay you the settlement you deserve. At the law office of Michael T. Gibson, our dedicated team of attorneys will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, etc. following your car accident.