Automobile Safety Functions for 2020

You Should Know These Car Safety Features

The large number of cars on the road today makes a mishap unavoidable, so understanding which vehicle safety functions you should have ends up being vital. We’ve gone from the days of optional seat belts to mandatory airbags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in nearly all brand-new cars and trucks on the market. The checklist of optional safety technology that’s currently readily available on many cars and trucks is astonishing, and we’re striving to make sure that your new Honda is the most secure one yet.


Automobile Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Presently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration rates cars on a 5-Star range based upon their performance in 3 particular crash scenarios: Front Collisions, Side Collisions, and Rollover Collisions. While crashes can take place in other scenarios these kinds of crashes are the most typical, and based on the study of these accidents, the appropriate safety technologies are installed in a car; so let’s take a peek at each circumstances:


Front Collision Situation

This is when 2 cars are going in opposite directions and hit each other in a head-on crash, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes an object (like a tree, utility post, or a building) in a head-on crash.


Side Collision Situation

One of the most typical side accident situations is when one vehicle doesn’t stop at a stop sign or traffic light and strikes the other car on the side. This is frequently referred to as a t-bone, as the automobiles develop a ‘T’ form when they crash. An additional kind of side crash is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways right into a barrier like an energy post or tree.


Rollover Scenario

This situation is when you lose control of your automobile and it flips over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your automobile or a combination of serious maneuvers such as fast, high-speed turning to avoid an obstacle.


Which Car Safety Features are Required by Law?

Despite all of the arising automobile safety technologies, there are just a few that are required by regulations. These mandated safety functions consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Backup Cameras. All-new vehicles will certainly have that tech and in addition, the NHTSA recommends the following Motorist Assistance Technologies:


Forward Crash Warning

This attribute identifies a potential accident and gives the motorist a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This technology immediately applies the brakes when a forward accident is looming.


Lane Departure Warning

This system monitors lane markings and cautions the motorist if they unintentionally leave their lane.


Backup Camera

While now mandatory on the majority of brand-new vehicles, adding a rear-view electronic camera to older vehicles is advised.

This checklist shouldn’t be interpreted as an extensive list of safety functions, there will constantly be many numerous and new tech that will help keep you safer.


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