As 2017 is coming to a close, it’s time once again to look back on the year and reflect on the innovations that are affecting how we drive and how we stay safe on the road. With every passing year, the auto industry is evolving and discovering more ways to make our cars smarter and keep us protected. Our team here at Steve Landers Collision Center in Little Rock loves it when automakers put a premium on safety. Take a look at some of the top safety innovations of 2017 below.
Automatic Pedestrian Braking
Front collision warning and automatic braking are features that have been evolving and strengthening for some time now. This past year, we’ve seen advancements in this area like never before. Cars can now detect a pedestrian or other obstacle ahead and warn the driver of the imminent collision. If the driver doesn’t apply the brakes in time, the car will automatically apply the brakes to help reduce or avoid the crash. This is a revolutionary feature, because it takes some of the “human error” out of the equation.
Lane Watch System
Another safety innovation we love is the Lane Watch System. Cars with this feature have a small camera mounted on the side mirrors that display a view down the sides of the vehicle onto the infotainment screen. This feature will give you warnings and keep you informed, but it will also gently guide your car back into its place if it starts to drift out of its lane. That’s pretty significant, because lane drifting is something that happens all the time without drivers noticing. Features like this are making our roads safer than ever before!
Teen Driver Technology
This recent advancement is one that’s giving parents everywhere a little more peace of mind. Nothing is more important than family, and that’s what the Teen Driver Technology feature is all about. It’s a built-in system that helps you coach your new driver even when you’re not in the car. It lets you set speed alerts and volume limits, prevent the car from starting before seat belts are buckled, monitor the distance driven and more. As the parent, you get all the info sent back to you so you can keep tabs on your teen’s habits.
These are just a few of the recent safety innovations we love. Other features like backup cameras, blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control are now standard on most vehicles too, so no matter what kind of new car you get, you can be sure that it will be safer than it would have been just a few years back.
If you have been involved in a wreck and need repairs, let us know! At Steve Landers Collision Center in Little Rock, we want to help you get back on the road and back to your life in no time. Let our front office work with your insurance, while our factory-trained technicians return your vehicle to manufacturer specifications. Stop by the shop, call us at (501) 703-0276, or fill out our online form to get started today. Experience the Steve Landers Collision Center today!
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