The 10 Best Vehicle Safety Innovations For Teenagers & New Drivers

If you’ve got a teenage or new driver, then you undoubtedly have questions about the newest vehicle safety innovations. You’re not alone there. Your child has reached driving age and their world is about to get a lot bigger and possibly more hazardous. But before you put your hard-earned money on a new army tank for your teenager, we’ve got some fantastic news. There are some recent safety features offered in most cars, trucks, or SUVs that are ideal for your new or teenage driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a look at the top 10 safety features in today’s vehicles.

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

Automotive safety tech is as old as the creation of the car itself and a lot of those early developments are still with us, albeit in a much more advanced variation. But you’re not here to learn about innovations in seatbelts. You want details about the most effective safety advancements in 21st-century cars and trucks and we’ve got them for you:

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The safest vehicles are cars or trucks with the very best modern technology. One of the more advanced safety systems offered is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC utilizes powerful radar sensors that keep your car, truck, or SUV at an acceptable distance 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 sensing an impending collision, the ACC will utilize the car’s AEB system (see the next safety feature) to slow down or stop the vehicle.

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Driving while distracted has become a bigger problem for 21st century drivers. This is mostly due to personal device use while driving, particularly with teenage drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to avoid an accident before it happens. In the event of an imminent accident, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems utilize vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
  • If the driver doesn’t engage the brake promptly enough to avoid an accident, the AEB system will apply the brakes automatically to help avoid or minimize the severity of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver requires further braking assistance, the next safety option kicks in.

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

A lot more car, truck, and SUV makers are including extra automatic brake systems to help drivers in avoiding or drastically minimizing the severity of an accident. The inclusion of a DBS/CIB system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure in the event that the car, truck, or SUV senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the car before a collision.
  • Should the driver fail to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system kicks in to automatically use the brakes to prevent or reduce the damage of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on improperly lit roadways are a distant memory with these unbelievable head lights. Connected to the steering system, the headlights turn in the same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to illuminate the area the car, truck, or SUV is turning into. This safety feature is especially useful in rural areas with limited or no exterior lighting.

Forward Collision Warning

Distracted driving is becoming less of a problem thanks to this safety innovation. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to signal drivers when objects in front of them are getting too close to the front of your car. Throw in an automatic emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your new driver is on the road.

Blind Spot Detection

Thanks to this safety innovation, the frustrating blind spot has finally been eliminated. Lasers and\or video cameras keep an eye out in areas on your vehicle that the majority of drivers are unable to. A caution alert make certain you know about another vehicle’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 video cameras are also made use of to track the lane markings on the typical roadway. When the system detects the vehicle has started vacating its lane, it will inform the driver with alarms and lights, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.

Rear-View Camera

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the distinction between these two awesome innovations is stark. While back-up cameras typically have a limited visual field, rear view cameras typically utilize wide-angle lenses to give the driver a much broader view of what or who 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 latest advancements to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to improvements in facial recognition technology, cars are beginning to add this technology to keep an eye on driver alertness. Once calibrated to the driver’s distinct features, the software can identify slight alterations in driver focus levels. The system will then notify the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a brand-new technology, drivers can anticipate advanced informing measures like vibrating seats and steering wheels.

Learn More About New Car Safety Advancements

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to relax when your new driver gets behind the wheel of a car or truck equipped with any or all of these safety advancements. To learn more on automotivesafety or for answers on any other car, truck, or SUV questions, please contact us or come by our showroom. We’ll more than happy to assist you with every one of your automotive needs.

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

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