For decades now we’ve sought out ways to make driving a safer experience. Whether it’s the simple things we take for granted like seat belts or air bags, or major innovations in automated driving, there’s a constant desire to prevent driving fatalities and reduce any injuries that may occur as a result of auto collisions. These days, technology seems to be improving quicker than ever and that includes driving safety technologies. Here are three technologies that can help reduce your risk of auto collisions and have a promising future that’s worth keeping an eye out for.
1. Auto Emergency Braking
Auto emergency braking, or AEB, is a newer technology that can alert the driver to an imminent crash and help them take advantage of their braking capacity. If a driver fails to respond in time, the AEB will independently apply the brakes. Typically, this system can determine at what speed you’re traveling at and how dense traffic is, meaning high-speed systems can scan up to 650 feet ahead of your vehicle on highways or function for much lower speeds within cities to prevent rear-end auto collisions. This technology isn’t standard equipment just yet, but we expect to see most new vehicles decked out with AEB by late 2022.
2. Rearview Cameras
Backup cameras have been around for a while, but only recently have they become so ubiquitous with driving safety. It just makes backing up so much easier! With the possibility of 360-degree camera systems, this allows a driver to see what’s around their vehicle and back up much easier. These systems also tend to send out alerts to the driver via an auditory cue to let the driver know they’re too close to an object or another vehicle.
3. Safe Smart Phone Apps
While we’ve made great strides in vehicle safety, there’s one thing that’s slowly been causing more and more auto collisions: being distracted. Often this happens as a result of the use of smart phones or tablets, especially when people are trying to use their GPS to navigate or end up typing out a text while driving. This is obviously unsafe and even illegal, but there are apps that allow you to safely control your phone without getting distracted. Google is even planning on rolling out a safe driving mode so you can switch songs, take phone calls, or bring up your GPS all through voice controlled software, meaning you can keep your eyes on the road and not get into any auto collisions.
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