Vehicle Safety Features For New Drivers & Teenagers

If you’re responsible for a new or teenage driver, then you undoubtedly have concerns concerning the newest car safety features. We’ve all been there. Your precious child has reached driving age and their universe is about to get a whole lot bigger and possibly more dangerous. But before you put your hard-earned cash on a brand-new military tank for your teen, we’ve got some excellent news. There are some technologically advanced safety features available in most cars or trucks that are excellent for your new or teen driver. So fasten your seat belts, and join us for a look at the 10 most advanced safety advancements in today’s cars.

What Are Today’s Top Ten Safety Advancements In Cars

Vehicle safety technology is as old as the invention of the car itself and a lot of those early advancements are still with us, albeit in a much more advanced version. However you’re probably not here to read about developments in seatbelts. You need details about the very best safety advancements in 21st-century cars, trucks, and SUVs and we’ve got them for you:


ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control

The safest vehicles are cars with the best modern technology. One of the more advanced safety systems available is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). ACC utilizes cutting-edge radar sensors that keep your car at a safe distance from cars in front of you and your passengers. Here’s how the system works:

  • The driver sets the cruise control max speed.
  • The ACC radar system keeps pace with the vehicles in front of you.
  • When sensing an imminent accident, the ACC will utilize the car’s AEB system (see the next safety innovation) to reduce speed or stop the vehicle.

AEB: Automatic Emergency Braking

Driving while distracted is a greater concern today. This is primarily due to personal device usage while driving, particularly with new drivers. AEB systems are designed to prevent a collision before it happens. In the event of an imminent accident, the AEB system will:

  • Alert the driver with an audible alarm – some systems utilize vibrating steering wheels and seats, as well.
  • If the driver does not engage the brake promptly enough to prevent an accident, the AEB system will engage the brakes automatically to help avoid or minimize the extent of a forward collision.
  • In the event the driver requires further stopping help, the next safety feature steps in.

Dynamic Brake Support (DBS)/Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

More car and truck manufacturers are adding additional automated braking systems to assist drivers in preventing or greatly decreasing the seriousness of an accident. The inclusion of a CIB/DBS system helps the driver by:

  • Automatically applying brake pressure in the event that the car senses the driver’s braking pressure is insufficient to stop the car before an accident.
  • Should the driver fail to use the brakes at all, the CIB system will automatically apply the brakes to minimize the damage or prevent of a collision.

Adaptive Headlights

Dark corners on badly lit roads are a distant memory with these amazing head lights. Connected to the steering system, the head lights turn in the same direction the steering wheel is turning in order to light up the area the vehicle is turning into. This safety feature is incredibly useful in rural areas with limited or no exterior illumination.

Forward Collision Warning

Thanks to this safety advancement, distracted driving is becoming less of an issue. Video cameras, radar, and even lasers are masterfully utilized to inform drivers when objects in front of them are getting too close to the front of your vehicle. Throw in an automated emergency braking system and you can rest easy when your teen driver is on the roadway.

Blind Spot Detection

Thanks to this safety feature, the annoying blind spot has finally been permanently addressed. Cameras and\or lasers keep an eye out in areas on your vehicle that the majority of drivers are unable to. A warning alert ensures you know about another car’s presence before you change lanes.

Lane Keeping System (LKS)/Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Even more excellent news for distracted drivers. Lasers and cameras are also utilized to track the lane markings on the average road. When the system senses the car has begun moving out of its lane, it will alert the driver with alarms and lights, a vibrating steering wheel, and even a vibrating seat.

Rear-View Camera

Not to be confused with back-up cameras, the distinction between these two incredible innovations is stark. While back-up cameras commonly have a limited visual field, rear view cameras typically use wide-angle lenses to provide the driver a much wider view of who or what is behind them.

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As the name implies, your vehicle’s TPMS sensors keep track of the air pressure in allfour tires and notifies the driver with dashboard lights and even an alarm if the tire pressure reach critical levels.

Facial Recognition Software

Finally, we have one of the most recent additions to our automotive safety suites. Thanks to improvements in face recognition technology, cars are starting to add this tech to keep track of driver alertness. When calibrated to the driver’s distinct features, the software can spot slight alterations in driver attention levels. The software will then alert the driver with dashboard lights and alarms. This being a new technology, drivers can anticipate more advanced notifying actions like vibrating seats and steering wheels.


Learn More About The Top New Vehicle Safety Innovations

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to relax when your teenage driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle equipped with any or all of these safety features. To find out more on vehicularsafety or for answers on any other vehicular questions, please call us or visit our showroom. We’ll be happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

Vehicle Safety Innovations For Teens & New Drivers: The 10 Best


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