The best way to avoid car accidents is to keep your vigil, stay focused and alert, and know the basic car safety rules. However, technology can also help prevent car accidents. Here are a few ways technological advances can help prevent crashes.
A Front Crash Warning System
A front crash warning system will alert you when you’re getting too close to the vehicle ahead of you. Usually, you’d have to analyze the distance yourself, and a slight miscalculation can have devastating results. If you have an autobrake feature together with this system, you’ll be able to decrease the risks of a car crash even further.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive or autonomous cruise control will further reduce the risks of a collision with the rear end of the vehicle in front of you. Special sensors measure the distance between you and the other vehicle and adjust your speed accordingly. The sensors use either radar or laser based systems.
Adaptive headlights increase visibility when turning. If you have normal headlights and make a sharp turn at a high speed, your headlights won’t shine in your new direction quick enough to spot a car, person or animal in your way. The same goes when ascending a steep hill — your beams will shine upwards and not straight on the path ahead. Adaptive headlights, on the other hand, are designed to turn and level the headlight beams according to how you turn your steering wheel so that your frontal path is always illuminated.
If you do get into a car crash, make sure to get legal help immediately. Contact us for more details.