Latest Car Safety Tech to Prevent Accidents

Modern vehicles at all price points contain various car safety features designed to reduce the risk of motor vehicle accidents. Although car accident technology can help drivers safely operate their vehicles, motorists must stay vigilant and focus on the road. Here’s a closer look at some of the most common examples of recent developments in car safety technology.

Automatic Emergency Braking

An automatic emergency braking (AEB) system applies a vehicle’s brakes when the car’s sensors detect an imminent collision with something in front of the vehicle. AEB systems typically come with forward collision warning systems, which provide audible, visual, and tactile warnings to drivers to alert them of a rapidly approaching object in front of the car. 

AEB systems come in two types: dynamic brake support (DBS) and crash imminent braking (CIB). DBS systems activate when a driver applies the brakes when the car warns of an imminent accident, helping supplement the brake force to bring the vehicle to a stop before a crash. CIB systems automatically apply the car’s brakes when a driver does not react to a collision warning to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision or reduce the severity of a crash. 

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems control a car’s throttle to adjust the speed to maintain a consistent distance from a vehicle ahead. ACC systems can slow down a car when the vehicle ahead brakes or speed up when it accelerates (up to the maximum speed set by the driver). Adaptive cruise control relieves drivers from the need to operate the accelerator and brake pedals, avoiding physical stress on a driver’s foot and ankle during a long drive and allowing drivers to focus on maintaining their lane and watching out for hazards.

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane keeping assistance (LKA) systems provide automatic, gentle steering inputs to prevent a car from drifting out of its lane. Cameras and sensors on the front and sides of a vehicle monitor road lines, with the LKA system intervening as the car’s tires approach a road line. LKA systems typically come with lane departure warnings, which alert drivers when their car drifts out of the lane. These systems intervene when the driver fails to heed the lane departure warnings. 

Blind Spot Detection

Blind spot monitoring systems use sensors to detect vehicles in a driver’s blind spots. Many blind spot monitoring systems will activate a light on the driver’s side mirror to alert them to a vehicle or object in their blind spot. Some systems give audible warnings when a driver activates their turn signal to provide an additional alert regarding the presence of a vehicle or object in the car’s blind spot. 

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Author: Alex Silkman

Alex Silkman is the founder and managing member of Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer. He focuses exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases, with the goal of getting truly just results for accident victims and their families.