4 Ways Tech Has Made Driving Safer

by BeemTech | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 2760 views

Many of us are drawn to cars for their sleek curves and vibrant colours. However, after this initial attraction, everyone wants to know how well the car will actually work. One of the most important things about any vehicle is the safety features it comes with. I don’t know if you’ve heard, but driving isn’t always the safest thing to do! Here are 4 great features to look for on your next car.

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First of all, backup cameras and sensors. The mirrors are your car are designed to increase your field of vision, and make it easier to drive safely. However, sometimes they’re not always as helpful as you’d like. Backup cameras and sensors serve a similar function, but take it a step further. With these on your car, you’ll be able to see a live feed from a camera mounted on the back of your car. Motion sensors will also let you know how close you’re getting to a surface. If you suck at parallel parking, then backup sensors can be a big help!

Lane detection systems are another good safety feature. These have proven particularly prevalent in larger vehicles. While backup sensors track your distance from other objects, lane detection checks the positions of lane markings in the road. If the vehicles you like are unwieldy, then lane detection may well save you a visit to this website! When you start to drift over a lane marking, your detection system will let you know immediately. Most will give off a beeping which becomes less rhythmic as you correct your course. Others use visual displays instead.

Electronic stability control is another feature which has made driving safer for many people. This feature is especially helpful for drivers who have to get through tough conditions. Whether it’s hairpin turns or simply bad weather, stability control keeps the vehicle on a safe and manageable course. These systems sense the movements of the steering wheel, and the shape of the road. If there’s a problem in the way you’re driving, the system will make corrections. If you don’t mind giving up a bit of control over your vehicle, electronic stability control can make a brilliant safety feature.

Finally, voice control. This isn’t strictly an automotive technology. However, with the voice controls on smartphones being more sophisticated than ever, they’re presenting a pretty significant safety feature for any vehicle. Authorities have always told us not to use a phone while driving. However, not all of us listened, and continued glancing down to reply to a text or type in directions. Through voice-controlled devices, you’ll be able to make calls, send messages, all the while keeping your eyes safely on the road. Certain mounts can be added to a car to make voice activation more reliable.

There you have four ways that tech has made driving safer. Cars are heavy machines, and will probably never be 100% harmless. However, with every new model, more and more features are being added for an overall safer drive.

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