If you use a car to get around, then modern technology can help you to reduce the risks that are associated with driving. In addition to using technology to make driving your car safer, it’s also a very good idea to take time to learn to drive properly. A lot of people have driver’s licenses but have very bad habits. In order to drink safer, you need to root out any bad habits that you have, such as speeding or overtaking people recklessly.
This post won’t focus on eliminating bad habits, though. Instead, it will tell you about some of the latest tech innovations that you can use to drive more safely:
If you own a new car, then you may be able to get the manufacturer to install a 360-degree camera for you. Some cars already come with these, and others can have them installed aftermarket. It’s common for delivery drivers to have GPS truck cameras, which provide location monitoring and make it possible for the driver’s control team to watch what they are doing in real-time. It is also possible for ordinary cars to be fitted with these cameras. These kinds of cameras are a great investment if you have an expensive car because car thefts are through the roof. Investing in one of these cameras will ensure that you can track your vehicle if it is ever stolen, and record car accidents as they happen.
Lane assist is another safety feature that can be added to some cars aftermarket, although this sometimes has to be done by the manufacturer. Lane assist is a feature that helps to keep your car in the right lane, preventing it from swerving or drifting into other people’s lanes. It is a very useful feature that has saved myriad lives. It is most effective when driving on freeways and large roads, where there are lots of other drivers around you. Most modern cars come with this as a factory feature now.
Pedestrian detection is a safety feature installed in some vehicles so to reduce the number of accidents that take place on the roads that involve pedestrians. A lot of car-on-pedestrian collisions are fatal; there are so many fatal accidents because pedestrians don’t wear protective clothing and cars usually travel at high speeds. Pedestrian detection, like lane assist, kicks in when pedestrians are near, and notifies the driver. Pedestrian detection can also notify drivers when cyclists are around. Cyclists are also problematic, causing a lot of car accidents each year because of riding negligently. Cycling accidents are often also very serious.
Adaptive headlights are a great feature. Adaptive headlights are headlights that move according to the road’s curvature. Traditional headlights are fixed and therefore can’t be manipulated according to the road, so if the road is curved, then drivers won’t be able to see clearly in the direction that they are traveling. There have been countless accidents because people haven’t been able to see what’s coming in their direction around curved roads. Adaptive headlights are built into many modern cars. If you have the option to get them in your new car, then it’s an investment worth making.
Parking assist is a standard feature in most cars these days. Cars that have parking assistance also tend to have rear-facing cameras, which sound an alarm when one gets too close to other cars or the curb, when parking. Parking assist is a fantastic investment, especially if you are buying an expensive car or simply aren’t good at parking cars. Parking assist can also be purchased aftermarket as a separate device, so if you have an older car, then you can still make use of a parking assist device, though it won’t be as effective as those that are built-in.
Lastly, it’s definitely worth investing in a voice navigation device if you use satnav apps on your phone. The reason for this is that constantly looking at your phone to see where you need to go can be distracting and dangerous. Voice navigation systems narrate the route you are taking to you so that you don’t have to take your eyes off of the road. Having a voice navigation device in your car with you is like having a passenger who’s reading off of a map, except they are much more reliable and more accurate, and you don’t have to worry about them giving you misleading directions.
If you use a car regularly, then safety should be one of your top concerns. Despite how common car driving is, it is still very dangerous. A lot of people are injured every year because of car accidents. If you don’t install safety features, then you could be added to this list.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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