Four Essential Automobile Safety Functions for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer number of cars on the road today makes an accident unavoidable, so understanding which vehicle safety features you ought to have becomes crucial. We’ve gone from the days of optional seat belts to standard airbags, traction control, as well as tire pressure monitoring systems in nearly all new cars and trucks on the market. The list of optional safety tech that’s now readily available on most automobiles is incredible, and we’re striving to see to it that your new Mercedes-Benz is the most secure one yet.


Car Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Presently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration rates cars on a 5-Star scale based upon their performance in 3 particular collision scenarios: Front Crashes, Side Collisions, and Rollover Collisions. While crashes can take place in other scenarios these sorts of crashes are the most typical, and based on the research of these accidents, the appropriate safety technologies are implemented in a car; so let’s take a quick look at each situation:


Front Crash Situation

This is when two automobiles are going in opposite directions and hit each other in a head-on collision, or when an automobile loses control and strikes a thing (like a tree, energy pole, or a building) in a head-on accident.


Side Accident Scenario

One of the most common side accident situations is when one automobile does not stop at a stop sign or traffic light and strikes the other car on the side. This is typically referred to as a t-bone, as the cars form a ‘T’ form when they collide. Another sort of side crash is when a vehicle loses control and slides sideways into an obstacle like an utility pole or tree.


Rollover Scenario

This situation is when you lose control of your car and it flips over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your automobile or a combination of severe maneuvers such as quick, high-speed turning to miss a barrier.


What Automobile Safety Features are Required by Law?

Despite every one of the arising car safety features, there are just a couple of that are required by regulations. These mandated safety attributes consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Monitor, Electronic Stability Control, and Backup Cameras. All-new vehicles will certainly have that modern technology and in addition, the NHTSA suggests the following Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Collision Alert

This technology detects a potential accident and gives the driver a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This technology automatically applies the brakes when a forward crash is looming.


Lane Departure Warning

This system monitors lane markings and advises the driver if they accidentally leave their lane.


Back-up Cam

While now standard on a lot of brand-new automobiles, adding a rear-view video camera to older automobiles is suggested.

This checklist shouldn’t be interpreted as an extensive checklist of safety features, there will always be many different and new tech that will help keep you more secure.


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