4 Essential Vehicle Safety Functions for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer amount of cars and trucks on the road today makes a crash unavoidable, so understanding which vehicle safety technology you should have ends up being essential. We have gone from the days of optional seatbelts to mandatory air bags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in practically all brand-new cars on the marketplace. The list of optional safety tech that’s currently available on most automobiles is staggering, and we’re working hard to see to it that your brand-new Volkswagen is the safest one yet.

Car Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Currently, the NHTSA rates cars on a 5-Star scale based upon their performance in 3 certain collision scenarios: Front Collisions, Side Collisions, and Rollover Collisions. While collisions can occur in various circumstances these kinds of accidents are the most typical, and based upon the research of these mishaps, the appropriate safety devices are implemented in an automobile; so let’s take a quick look at each scenario:

Front Crash Scenario

This is when 2 vehicles are traveling in opposing directions and hit each other in a head-on crash, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes a thing (like a tree, energy pole, or a structure) in a head-on accident.

Side Collision Scenario

The most typical side crash scenario is when one vehicle fails to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal and strikes the other car on the side. This is commonly described as a t-bone, as the vehicles create a ‘T’ form when they crash. Another kind of side crash is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways into a barrier like an energy pole or tree.

Rollover Situation

This situation is when you lose control of your automobile and it flips over. A rollover can be set off by losing control of your vehicle or a mix of extreme maneuvers such as quick, high-speed turns to avoid an obstacle.

Which Automobile Safety Features are Required by Law?

Despite every one of the arising automobile safety technologies, there are just a couple of that are considered mandatory by law. These mandated safety options include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Monitor, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cameras. Brand new vehicles will have that technology and furthermore, the NHTSA suggests the following Driver Assistance Technologies:

Forward Crash Alert

This feature finds a possible accident and signals the driver a warning.

Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

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

Lane Departure Alert

This system checks lane markings and warns the motorist if they unintentionally leave their lane.

Rear-View Camera

While now mandatory on the majority of new cars and trucks, adding a video camera to older vehicles is suggested.

This checklist should not be taken as a complete list of safety functions, there will constantly be many different and emerging technologies that will help keep you much safer.

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