For most car buyers, safety is a priority. Before purchasing a new vehicle, a person should research the most beneficial safety features. Technology is always updating, so it is important to stay informed. The top auto safety advancements for 2021 are outlined below.
These features use sensors to alert the driver of hazards and even help prevent car accidents. The technology reacts to threats in danger zones, including rear and side blind spots. The systems also offer lane departure warnings and response technology.
The automatic emergency braking (AEB) system is becoming widely available in 2021. AEB systems use sensors that detect dangers. The system can automatically stop the vehicle to prevent an accident.
When demonstrating the vehicle’s self-parking abilities, 360-degree cameras are impressive, but these cameras serve a far more important function when it comes to safety. Cameras on all sides of the vehicle provide a view of all angles, which prevents vehicle damage and even pedestrian accidents.
A camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle sends a visual to the driver using a display on the rear view mirror. The driver has the ability to switch between mirror mode and camera mode.
Cameras on the sides of the vehicle provide a fuller view of surrounding traffic and objects. For highway driving, a driver can easily remain aware of vehicles in side blind spots, which helps avoid lane-change accidents.
When an occupant leaves the vehicle, the exit warning alert can prevent accidents by detecting approaching cyclists or other traffic with sensors before the driver or passenger opens the door. Some systems will prevent the door from opening until the coast is clear.
Technology that links the car to a driver’s Bluetooth-enabled smartphone wirelessly allows drivers to keep their devices stored away safely. Keeping the phone stowed helps the driver to stay focused on the road. Some car systems include wireless charging technology as well.
Some auto industries are offering safety features specifically geared toward new drivers. Parents can set the new safety measures to notify them if seat belts are being used or if the car exceeds a certain speed. The system can also limit the speaker volume and provides information on the engagement of safety features, like accident alerts.
Tracking technology used by law enforcement to locate stolen cars also includes diagnostic information and concierge services. Most helpful in an emergency, this technology can also notify rescue personnel, providing location information to support emergency response efforts.
Although car safety features are important, some collisions are unavoidable. If a person is injured in a car accident, they should speak to a lawyer about their legal options.
A person should be familiar with car safety features before purchasing a vehicle. Auto safety features are critical, but accidents still happen. If you were injured in a car accident, you may have a claim for damages against the at-fault driver or another negligent party. A Delaware car accident lawyer at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. can help you collect compensation. Contact us online or call us at 302-656-5445 for a free consultation. Located in Wilmington and Millsboro, Delaware, we serve clients throughout Dover, New Castle County, and Sussex County.