Published on January 18th, 2018 | by James Simpson
The Car Tech That Is Making Driving as Safe as Ever
There has never been a safer time to be a driver because of the fact that modern day cars are making driving so safe with their modern technologies. To see just what sort of tech this comprises of, make sure to read on.
Adaptive cruise control
Modern day cars are synonymous with having technologies built into them that make driving a breeze. An example of such a technology is adaptive cruise control. What this technology does is give drivers the chance to find and keep a safe driving speed with ease. And, as it is ‘adaptive’ it is able to sense and discover things that surround the car, such as other traffic, which means it is able to calculate this safe speed all depending on the certain road it is travelling on.
Lane keep assist
Another sensory system that is built into modern day cars is something that is known as lane keep assist. What this tech does is keep drivers planted firmly and safely in the lane they are driving in, and supposed to be driving in, by letting them know when they are deviating themselves and their car into other dangerous lanes that are filled with traffic. If this tech senses that the driver and car may be heading into oncoming traffic, for instance, it will set off an unmistakable and unmissable alert that the driver should then react to.
Another technology else that is helping to alert drivers to dangers that surround their cars are backup cameras. This name of this piece of tech explains what it is without having to say too much about it: it is a camera that helps drivers to see behind more when they are backing up and reversing. It is a camera that is planted in positions widely regarded to be driver blind spots, so that these blind spots can now be made, well, not blind. It also helps drivers to see small things that could be behind their car that they wouldn’t have known was there otherwise, like walls, fences, pets or even children.
If you’re looking for a new car, then it may be prudent to get yourself one that comes ready made with the safeguarding technologies above. Well, if you don’t want to have to get a price in regards to scrapping your new car sooner rather than later, then you should. By simply spending a bit more on your new car and getting yourself one that can look after itself and you, you cut the chances of an accident happening right down and then subsequently the chances of you having to replace your car due to it being damaged.
Winter is coming, so there is no better time than now to improve your car and get yourself one that can protect itself. Why? Because winter driving is perilous, unforgiven and downright dangerous. The roads become icy and snowy. The temperatures drop. Everything gets wet. Simply, everything about driving becomes a lot harder; but the technologies above can make it a lot easier.