It seems with each new model car we see, a new tech feature comes along with it. These features are designed to not only improve driving but to hopefully save lives while doing so. Although these new tech features can at times make driving easier, they should never be depended on. For example: you should still use all your mirrors in your vehicle when reversing even though you may have a rear-view camera. Defects can certainly occur even in new technology. It is best to always take control of your own safety. Below is a list of eight new tech features being installed in new vehicles today.
- Lane-Keep Assist: Detects when vehicle is veering out of the lane and steers vehicle back into lane.
- Electronic Stability Control: Slows an individual wheel when turning to keep vehicle steady.
- Adaptive Cruise Control: Monitors the speed the driver set and the distance to the vehicle ahead.
- Adaptive Headlights: Improves forward brightness based on the road conditions.
- Collision Warning: Alerts the driver if an accident is possible.
- Active Park Assist: Assists in parallel parking with no driver steering.
- 360-Degree Camera: A 360-degree view of around your vehicle that helps with parking and reversing.
- Drowsiness Alert: Technology that uses driver or vehicle data to indicate when a break from driving is needed.
With the ever-changing technology in vehicles, it may be hard to decide what is right for you. When purchasing a new car, consider the safety features that would improve the areas of your driving you feel are lacking. Even with new tech safety features, it is still our responsibility to practice safe driving at all times.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
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Source: USAA.com, “8 Tech Features That Improve Car Safety.”