Top Ten Vehicle Safety Innovations For Teens & New Drivers

The Ten Best Car Safety Features For Teenagers and New Drivers

If you’ve got a teen or new driver, then you undoubtedly have inquiries about the best car safety advancements. Don’t feel like you’re alone. Your priceless baby has reached driving age and their universe is about to get a lot bigger and potentially more dangerous. But before you put your hard-earned cash on a new army tank for your teenager, we’ve got some great news. There are some amazing safety innovations readily available in most cars that are excellent for your teen or new driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a tour of the top ten safety innovations in today’s new cars.


What Are The Ten Top Safety Advancements In Vehicles

Vehicle safety tech is as old as the creation of the car itself and most of those very early advancements are still with us, albeit in a far more modern version. But you’re not here to learn about innovations in seat belts. You need details about the most effective safety features in 21st-century cars and we’ve got them for you:

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The safest vehicles are cars, trucks, or SUVs with the very best modern technology. Among the most advanced safety systems offered is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC uses cutting-edge radar sensors to keep your car at a safe range from cars in front of you and your passengers. Here is how this feature works:

  • The driver sets the cruise control maximum speed.
  • The ACC radar system keeps pace with the cars you are following.
  • When identifying an impending collision, the ACC will use the vehicle’s AEB system (see the next safety innovation) to slow or stop the car.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Distracted driving has become a growing concern nowadays. This is primarily due to personal device usage while driving, especially with teen drivers. AEB systems are specifically designed to avoid a collision before it happens. In the event of an imminent collision, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems will also use vibrating seats and steering wheels, as well.
  • Should the driver fail to engage the brake promptly enough to prevent an accident, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help stop or reduce the intensity of a forward collision.
  • In case the driver requires further braking assistance, the following safety option kicks in.

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

A lot more car makers are including additional automated braking systems to assist drivers in avoiding or greatly minimizing the seriousness of an accident. The addition of a CIB/DBS system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure should the car senses the driver’s braking pressure is inadequate to stop the car before a collision.
  • In the event that the driver fails to apply the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically use the brakes to prevent or reduce the damages of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on improperly lit roads are a distant memory with these extraordinary headlights. Connected to the steering system, the headlights turn in the very same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to brighten the area the vehicle is turning into. This safety feature is incredibly useful in rural areas with limited or no exterior lighting.

Forward Collision Warning

Distracted driving is becoming less of a problem thanks to this safety advancement. Cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to signal drivers when obstacles in front of them are getting too near to the front of your car, truck, or SUV. Toss in an automatic emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your teenage driver gets on the roadway.

Blind Spot Detection

Speaking of keeping your eyes on the road, that frustrating blind spot has finally been removed thanks to this safety innovation. Lasers and\or cameras keep an eye out in areas on your vehicle that the majority of drivers are unable to. A warning alert makes certain you are aware of another vehicle’s presence before you move into their lane.

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

Even more good news for distracted drivers. Lasers and video cameras are also made use of to watch the lane markings on the average highway. When the system senses the vehicle has begun moving out of its lane, it will alert the driver with lights and alarms, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.

Rear-View Camera

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the difference between these two amazing features is stark. While back-up cameras typically have a restricted field of vision, rear view cameras usually make use of wide-angle lenses to provide the driver a much wider view of who or what is behind them.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

As the name indicates, your car, truck, or SUV’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 get to critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the latest innovations to our vehicle safety suites. Thanks to improvements in facial recognition technology, cars, trucks, and SUVs are beginning to include this technology to monitor driver alertness. When calibrated to the driver’s distinct features, the software can detect a change in driver attention levels. The system will then notify the driver with alarms and dashboard lights. This being a new technology, drivers can expect more advanced alerting measures like vibrating steering wheels and seats.


Learn More About The Best New Auto Safety Innovations

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to put your fears to rest when your teenage driver gets behind the wheel of a car or truck equipped with any or all of these safety advancements. For more details on automotive safety or for answers on any other automotive questions, please call us or come by our showroom. We’ll be happy to assist you with all of your automotive needs.

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