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4 vehicle safety technologies that can help reduce accidents

Car manufacturers continue to incorporate Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies to help reduce accidents. Learn about some of the popular ADAS features available today.

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Technology is a big part of our everyday life. Even car manufacturers are incorporating technologies in newer vehicles to help reduce accidents and keep everyone safe called Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). In some vehicles you can turn off these safety features, but using the features could help reduce accidents. Learn about some of the most popular ADAS features that can help businesses mitigate accidents and improve overall road safety.

Lane departure warning

The lane departure warning alerts you if your vehicle is about to veer out of the lane and warns you by beeping or displaying a light on your dashboard. Some vehicles with this feature also have lane keeping assistance, which reacts when you start to cross the lane line and steer you to keep the vehicle centered in the lane. For businesses operating fleets of vehicles, these technologies can reduce accidents caused by driver fatigue, distraction, or short lapses in attention.

Blind spot warning

This system uses cameras, radar, and sensors to detect vehicles you can’t see next to or behind your vehicle. Typically drivers will get a notice on their side mirrors when a vehicle is in the blind spot. According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the crash involvement rate for vehicles with blind-spot monitoring was 14% lower than the same models without the equipment.

Forward and rear collision warning

When you are in drive or reverse these systems will detect collisions in the vehicles path and alert the driver or actually slow the vehicle down. According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, forward collision warning systems reduce rear-end accidents by 27%.

Adaptive cruise control

This technology assists with acceleration and breaking when using cruise control to keep a set distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Adaptive cruise control can also help with fuel efficiency by maintaining a consistent speed and gradually accelerating and breaking only when necessary.

When in the market for new vehicles, businesses should consider models equipped with these ADAS technologies, not only to protect their assets but also to ensure the well-being of their drivers and contribute to safer transportation.

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