Ten Best Automotive Safety Innovations For New Drivers & Teens

Best Ten Auto Safety Innovations For Teens and New Drivers

If you’re responsible for a new or teen driver, then you’ve got concerns regarding the top automotive safety advancements. You’re not alone there. Your precious baby has reached driving age and their world has just gotten a whole lot bigger and possibly more dangerous. However before you put your hard-earned money on a brand-new army tank for your teenager, we’ve got some excellent news. There are some incredible safety innovations readily available in most cars that are excellent for your teenage or new driver. So buckle up, and join us for a look at the ten best safety innovations in today’s new cars.


Which of Today’s Vehicle Safety Innovations Are the 10 Best?

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

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The safest vehicles are cars, trucks, or SUVs with the best technology. One of the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC makes use of powerful radar sensors that keep your car at a safe range from vehicles 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 stays at a safe distance from the vehicles in front of you.
  • When detecting an imminent collision, the ACC will utilize the vehicle’s AEB system (see the next safety feature) to slow or stop the vehicle.

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Distracted driving has become a greater issue nowadays. This is primarily due to personal device usage while driving, particularly with teenage drivers. AEB systems are designed to avoid an accident before it happens. In the event of an unavoidable accident, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems utilize vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
  • Should the driver fail to apply the brake quickly enough to avoid a collision, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help avoid or lessen the extent of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver needs further stopping help, the next safety option kicks in.

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

More vehicle makers are including extra automated brake systems to assist drivers in preventing or greatly reducing the intensity of a mishap. The addition of a CIB/DBS system helps the driver by:

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

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on poorly lit roadways are a thing of the past with these unbelievable headlights. Linked 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 feature is especially helpful in rural areas with minimal or no outside lighting.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety innovation, driving while distracted is becoming much less of a problem. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to alert drivers when objects in front of them are getting too near to the front of your car. Toss in an automated emergency braking system and you can relax when your teenage driver is on the roadway.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that frustrating blind spot has finally been eliminated thanks to this safety advancement. Video cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your vehicle that many drivers are notable to. A caution alert makes certain you know about another vehicle’s proximity before you change lanes.

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

Even more excellent news for distracted drivers. Lasers and video cameras are also used to track the lane markings on the average street. When the system detects the vehicle has started moving out of its lane, it will notify the driver with lights and alarms, a vibrating seat, and even a vibrating steering wheel.

Rear-View Camera

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the distinction between these two incredible features is stark. While back-up cameras frequently have a restricted field of vision, rear view cameras typically use wide-angle lenses to give the driver a much broader view of who or what is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name suggests, your vehicle’s TPMS sensors keep track of 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 innovations in facial recognition technology, cars are starting to add this technology to keep track of driver awareness. When calibrated to the driver’s distinct features, the software can spot slight alterations in driver attention levels. The software will then alert the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a brand-new technology, drivers can expect more advanced notifying measures like vibrating steering wheels and seats.


Learn More About The Top New Car Safety Features

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to put your fears to rest when your teenage driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle loaded with any or all of these safety features. To learn more on vehicular safety or for answers on any other car, truck, or SUV questions, please call us or stop by our showroom. We’ll be more than happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

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