Nowadays, drivers are more concerned about safety than ever. But did you know that car safety today goes beyond seatbelts, airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), or even rear or backup cameras? Have a look below:-
- Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking: The next time you are suddenly distracted by what’s going on in the backseats and lose control, worry not. A collision warning system will use radar to detect an obstacle ahead, flash a warning and automatically apply the brakes. That doesn’t mean you stop paying attention. Drive safe!
- Adaptive Cruise Control: Wouldn’t we all just love a self-driving car like Batmobile with its automatic cruise control? Probably don’t have that on the market yet but we can always use Active Cruise Control. It automatically detects the distance from a preceding vehicle and maintains a safe set distance.
- Lane Departure Warning: Worried about dozing off on the long drive? Worry not! Lane Departure Warning will detect if you are drifting out of a lane so you can steer back. Stay in line, people!
- Blind Spot Detection System: This nifty gadget alerts you if there is a vehicle in your right or left blind spot as you are attempting to change lanes. Engage afterburner!
- Night Vision System: Ever saw the cool green night vision goggles in movies? Well, now you can get one for your car! These systems use a part of the windscreen and can help you see in the dark. They are a real lifesaver in unlit parking lots, side streets and rural roads.
- Adaptive Headlights: With adaptive headlights, your car can ‘see’ in the dark or in low-light conditions. Headlights automatically adjust to the curve of the road or over hills depending on your steering angle.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Don’t we all just hate a flat tire? This tech monitors the tire pressure and alerts the driver if the pressure is low. That means no more being stranded in the middle of a road changing tires.
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