Automobile Safety Functions for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer number of cars and trucks on the road today makes a crash not avoidable, so recognizing which vehicle safety technology you ought to have ends up being vital. We have gone from the days of optional seat belts to standard airbags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in nearly all new cars on the market. The checklist of optional safety technology that’s currently offered on a lot of cars and trucks is staggering, and we’re striving to ensure that your new BMW is the most secure one yet.

Just How Are Car Safety Ratings Calculated?

Presently, the NHTSA judges cars on a 5-Star range based upon their performance in 3 certain collision tests: Front Collisions, Side Crashes, and Rollover Crashes. While crashes can take place in many circumstances these sorts of accidents are the most typical, and based upon the study of these accidents, the necessary safety devices are implemented in an automobile; so let’s take a quick look at each scenario:

Front Crash Scenario

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

Side Accident Situation

One of the most typical side crash scenarios is when one car fails to yield to a stop sign or traffic light and strikes the other automobile on the side. This is typically referred to as a t-bone, as the vehicles create a ‘T’ form when they crash. An additional kind of side accident is when a car loses control and slides sideways right into an obstacle like an energy post or tree.

Rollover Situation

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

What Automobile Safety Features are Required by Law?

Despite all of the arising car safety options, there are just a few that are considered mandatory by law. These mandated safety attributes consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cams. Brand new vehicles will have that technology and additionally, the NHTSA advises these Motorist Assistance Technologies:

Forward Accident Warning

This tech identifies a potential collision and signals the vehicle driver a warning.

Automatic Emergency Brakes

This technology automatically uses the brakes when a forward accident is imminent.

Lane Departure Alert

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

Rear Cam

While now standard on many brand-new cars and trucks, adding a rear-view electronic camera to older vehicles is suggested.

This list shouldn’t be interpreted as an exhaustive checklist of safety functions, there will always be many different and emerging technologies that will help keep you more secure.

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