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5 Auto Safety Features to Look for in a Vehicle

Cars are inherently dangerous, but luckily, as technology has advanced so too have the safety features the auto industry. No longer does auto safety mean airbags and seatbelts. Instead, technology has given us many new and advanced features. 

A survey conducted by America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that improved auto safety features have been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of injuries and fatalities on the road. For instance, there were 7,700 fewer driver fatalities in 2012 than there would’ve been if vehicle safety hadn’t changed since 1985. Here are 5 auto vehicle safety features to look for in a vehicle. 

1. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Although you can drive with the utmost caution, you cannot control the actions of the vehicle in front of you – or them. In the event that one of these vehicles stops abruptly, the ability to brake immediately can save your life. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) can do this by braking for you should it deem that you are not reacting and a crash is imminent. Per IIHS data, vehicles that have AEB now see half the number of rear-end collisions. 

2. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

When you are stuck on a long highway drive or embattled with traffic congestion, adaptive cruise control (ACC) can greatly assist you. By using radar and sensors, AEB will brake for you and tighten your seatbelt should it determine that you are about to crash. With ACC you are able to maintain a safe following distance from the car in front of you. 

3. Rearview Camera

As much as you try to be prudent while driving, there are certain situations that can prove much more difficult or dangerous to maneuver. One such action is reversing. With children and animals being so difficult to spot, rearview cameras assist drivers with their ability to see much more clearly, usually 180 degrees around the rear of the vehicle. 

4. Blind Spot Detection

Another dangerous aspect of driving that can be difficult to improve on its own is detecting blind spots on your car. Blind spots are those areas of your vehicle that you cannot see from the driver’s seat despite your mirrors and a concerted effort. Blindspot detection helps notify drivers by lighting up door mirrors when there is a vehicle in their blind spot. This greatly helps to prevent side swiping and crashes. 

5. Lane Departure Warning

Distracted drivers and those who are sleep deprived often make the mistake of crossing over the white lines on the road that keep you in your own lane. When this occurs the risk of an accident greatly increases. Lane departure warnings help drivers by making them alert – through buzzing and/or beeping – as soon as the vehicle has begun to leave its current lane. 

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