If a car’s blind spot sensors detect another vehicle, a light will usually flash in the side mirror.
Most cars are equipped with sensors that can detect blind spots. If a car’s blind spot sensors detect another vehicle, a light will usually flash in the side mirror.
When changing lanes, it is important to check your mirrors and also glance over your shoulder. This is because if there are vehicles that you can’t see in your mirrors or oncoming traffic, you may not be able to change lanes safely.
It is safest to check over your shoulder when you want to cross over into another lane.
The rear cross-traffic alert system warns you if something is coming from either side when you’re backing up.
The rear cross-traffic alert system warns you if something is coming from either side when you’re backing up. The system may be particularly useful for drivers who back out of parking spots, driveways and parking garages. It can also come in handy when you’re reversing from a parallel parking spot on the street
Lane change assist is designed to help you switch lanes safely by warning you if you’re crossing the lines of your lane into the path of another vehicle.
Lane change assist is designed to help you switch lanes safely by warning you if you’re crossing the lines of your lane into the path of another vehicle. This could help prevent a collision or reduce its severity.
This passive safety feature is usually based on a camera system that detects lane markings, so it may be less effective in poor weather or bad light.
If you have this feature, look out for an audible or visual warning when changing lanes.
When it comes to keeping your distance from the vehicle ahead of you, adaptive cruise control can be better than traditional cruise control.
Adaptive cruise control can be a better choice than traditional cruise control when it comes to keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you. Traditional cruise control does what it says on the tin: It cruises at the speed you program into it. But when traffic slows down, your car doesn’t because there’s no mechanism in place to slow down on its own.
With adaptive cruise control, however, you set a cruising speed as well as a following distance so that the car will automatically slow down if necessary to maintain that space between you and the vehicle ahead of you. The great part is, once traffic speeds up again, your car will automatically pick up its pace again as well.
Forward collision prevention alerts you when you’re getting too close to an object and can even apply the brakes to prevent a collision or lessen its force.
When you’re driving a car, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. It’s also important to pay attention to the other drivers on the road and be ready to take evasive action at any moment. If you want some extra help staying safe while driving, consider getting a forward collision prevention system.
When parking, parking assistance sensors look out for objects around your car and automatically steer while maneuvering into a space.
Parking assistance sensors look out for objects around your car and automatically steer while maneuvering into a space. They are located in the front and rear bumpers of your vehicle, and work by emitting ultrasonic waves that bounce off nearby objects. The sensors then calculate how close the object is to your vehicle, and use that information to help you park safely. Depending on the manufacturer and model, parking assistance systems come with different ranges of technology: some may simply warn you when an object is too close to your bumper, while others will actually steer the vehicle into place — either way, they’re designed to make parking easier by giving you a better idea of what’s behind or in front of you.
Automatic emergency braking reduces speed or applies brake pressure if it detects that a collision is likely with a forward or oncoming vehicle to prevent or lessen any impact Should an accident occur.
Voice: Automatic emergency braking reduces speed or applies brake pressure if it detects that a collision is likely with a forward or oncoming vehicle to prevent or lessen any impact Should an accident occur.
Writing: Your car’s automatic braking system can automatically apply your brakes if it detects that an accident is imminent. This system will not stop the car completely, so you should still be aware of road conditions and drive accordingly. The system should not be used as a substitute for good driving habits, and can sometimes brake too hard and make your car skid.
Driving has gotten more sophisticated, so consider trying out some of these features.
>There are several car manufacturers that offer blind spot alerts, automatic braking, lane departure warnings and other similar technologies. Blind spot alerts notify you if there is someone in your blind spot. If a car gets too close to yours while you’re backing up, automatic braking will stop the vehicle for you. Lane departure warnings vibrate or beep to let you know when you drift out of your lane.
>It is still important to practice safe driving habits with these features and not rely solely on them to keep yourself out of danger, but they can be useful when driving on highways or in highly populated areas where there’s a lot of traffic. According to Edmunds: