Now that the Holidays are over it is time to get serious again and stay on top of our New Year’s resolutions. Here at Shine Collision we have resolved to stay safe on the roads. With more cars on the roads, than ever before in history, it is getting harder and harder to avoid vehicle collisions.
Not to worry though, along with the ever growing amount of vehicles on the roads technology is keeping up with the growth as well. As stated in Greg Horn’s Mitchell Trend Reports, “according to the Top Technologies for Mature Drivers: Consumers Insights survey, released by the Hartford and MIT AgeLab”, consumers have ranked the top 10 vehicle technologies that make them feel safe when they drive.
Here are the Top 10 vehicle Technologies:
- Blind spot warning system: Warns Driver of objects in blind spots, while changing lanes and parking and helps those with limited range of motion.
- Crash mitigation systems: detects when the vehicle may be in danger of a collision and can help minimize injuries to passengers.
- Emergency response systems: offers quick assistance to drivers in the case of a medical emergency or collision, often allowing emergency personnel to get to the scene more quickly.
- Drowsy driver alerts: monitor the degree to which a driver may be inattentive while on the road and helps alert drivers to the driving task.
- Reverse monitoring systems: warn of object to the rear of the vehicle to help drivers judge distances and back up safely, and helps drivers with reduced flexibility.
- Vehicle stability control: helps to automatically bring the vehicle back in the intended line of travel, particularly in situations where the driver underestimates the angle of a curve or experiences weather effects, and reduces the likelihood of a crash.
- Lane departure warning: monitors the vehicle’s position and warns the driver if the vehicle deviates outside the lane, helping drivers stay in their lane.
- Smart headlights: adjust the range and intensity of light based on the distance of traffic and to reduce glare and improve night vision.
- Voice activated systems: allow drivers to access features by voice command so they can keep focused on the road.
- Assistive parking systems: enable vehicles to park on their own or indicates distance to objects, reducing driver stress, making parking easier, and increasing the places that a driver can park.