The tech industry is growing.
While this helps us to stay connected, it also means we’re increasingly glued to our devices.
The good news?
Though it may sound counterintuitive at first, technology is actually playing a part in the prevention of road accidents.
Nearly 1.3 million people die in car accidents every year.
This number could decrease dramatically with the introduction of new, high-tech safety features.
This article will break down the tech trends that are helping to decrease the number of auto accidents and keep you safe.
1) Automatic Parking
For some people, parking can be a nightmare. Squeezing in to a small space in a hectic parking lot can be incredibly stressful.
To combat this (and prevent scratching your car or someone else’s) many cars are now equipped with automatic assisted parking.
Cars will soon even use cameras and radars to do the parking for you.
Unfortunately, this feature still can’t stop your kids from complaining that you parked too far away from a store. But it can ensure you make it inside the lines, and don’t take up more than one space.
2) Adaptive Cruise Control to Aid the Prevention of Road Accidents
Adaptive cruise control is a system that will slow down and speed up your car to help you keep pace with traffic. It will also maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you.
Some adaptive cruise control systems also have collision warnings if you’re getting too close to a car and automatic breaking features.
When you’re on the road, sometimes cars can stop super suddenly — too suddenly for a human being to register what happened and stop.
This results in collisions and even unnecessary deaths. With adaptive cruise control, your vehicle can detect that stop in nano-seconds. It can stop your car from hitting another automatically.
While you still need to be an attentive driver, this feature does take some anxiety out of driving on the highway.
3) Blind Spot Monitoring
The days of having to ask your passenger to crane their neck around and check your blind spot are over.
Blind spot monitoring is a new safety feature that could aid in the prevention of road accidents. The blindspot detection system will warn you with a visual or audio alert that there’s a car or motorcycle in your blindspot.
The blindspot monitoring system may even link to the monitor in your car, and give you footage of whatever’s in your blindspot.
Remember that technology doesn’t always account for human error — and accidents do happen. If you find yourself in a tough situation you may need to call a car accident lawyer to help you.
Buckle Up and Hit the Highway
Technology is continually improving so many aspects in our lives, including the safety of our automobiles.
However, basic car safety like buckling your seatbelt is still very important.
If you have any questions about the technology we mentioned in this article, or you want to get in contact with us for any reason, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Don’t put your life at risk when safety is so simple. Always remember: until the tech trends catch up, always buckle up.