Forward collision alert systems, autonomously braking systems and adaptive headlamp systems are all having a positive impact on today’s automobile safety records. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) headquartered in Arlington, VA, who are well known for the multitudes of collision crash tests performed on virtually all makes and models of automobiles, these systems are proven to help reduce accidents. Known as crash avoidance technologies, these forward collision systems sometimes work with autonomous braking and can even help reduce vehicle speed to help avoid or reduce the impact of a collision. This new leading edge technology will surely help reduce the amounts of automotive collisions as well as the number of personal injuries sustained in an auto crash.
- Forward Collision Alert Systems: How does a forward collision alert system work? By using camera systems, computers, light detection, laser sensors and or radars these systems can virtually sense the vehicles, objects and pedestrians in front of the vehicle. By using an algorithm specifically set up to identify the surroundings, the computer adjusts the systems in its control such as the engine computer’s electronic throttle control, autonomously braking systems, airbag pretensioning safety belts, and or body computer functions like seat adjustments and power windows. These forward collision alert systems are proven to reduce auto accidents which means these cars, trucks, vans and suvs equipped with these systems will spend less time and money in the auto body shop.
- Autonomously Braking Systems: This revolutionary braking feature allows the automotive computer(s) to partially brake the vehicle to help avoid a collision or crash. The Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) uses sensors to help detect objects, pedestrians and other vehicles and autonomously apply the brakes on these braking systems. This system may be mandatory on all future cars in the United States.
- Adaptive Headlamp Systems: These self aiming headlamp systems have been out now for several years. Simply designed to help you follow the road by rotating the headlamp aim into the direction you turn the steering wheel. This remarkable system can even adjust the headlamps with the vehicle speed on some vehicles.
With some of these amazing new safety features already installed on makes such as Audi, Acura, Bmw, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, the streets and highways will surely become safer for everybody to be. Airbag systems, antilock brakes, traction control and stability control are all now enhanced when you add the new features or the forward collision alert systems, autonomously braking systems and or adaptive headlamp systems. With the millions of vehicles on the road and the thousands on senseless and preventable accidents that happen daily all across America, the future of auto accidents will be changing for the better!
By Guy’s Automotive
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