14 ways new vehicle software is saving lives in 2019

by Elana Ashanti Jefferson Published in Propertycasualty360.com










According to the NHTSA, “even the safest drivers can benefit from today’s driver assistance technologies.” Here are some tech-driven features consumers can look for as they shop for a new vehicle:

  • Rear automatic braking applies a vehicle’s brakes to prevent a rear collision when backing up. (Shutterstock)
  • Backup cameras provide drivers with a clear view directly behind their vehicle. (Bloomberg)
  • Rear cross traffic alerts warn drivers of a potential rear collision that may be outside the view of their backup camera. Here, Hong Bae, director of advanced drive assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving at Faraday Future, speaks during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). (Bloomberg)
  • Traffic jam assist automatically accelerates and brakes a vehicle along with the flow of traffic, and keeps the vehicle between lane markings — even on curves. (Shutterstock)
  • Highway pilot maintains a vehicle’s lane position and a determined following distance from the vehicle in front by automatically accelerating and braking as needed. (Shutterstock)
  • Adaptive cruise control automatically adjusts a vehicle’s speed to maintain a set following distance from the vehicle in front. (Shutterstock)
  • Forward collision warnings detect and warns you of a potential forward collision. (Shutterstock)
  • Automatic emergency braking applies the brakes for you if a forward collision with another vehicle is imminent. (Shutterstock)
  • Pedestrian automatic emergency braking detects, warns and applies the brakes for a driver when a pedestrian is about to cross in front of their vehicle. (iStock)
  • Adaptive lighting automatically adjusts vehicle headlights when another driver approaches. (Photo: Sylvania)
  • Lane departure warnings detect and warn drivers who are drifting over the lane markings. (Bloomberg
  • Lane keeping assist automatically steers a vehicle back into its lane if the driver drift over lane markings. (Shutterstock)
  • Blind spot detection warns drivers of vehicles in their blind spot(s). (Shutterstock)
  • Lane centering assist provides continual steering to keep a vehicle centered in its lane. (Shutterstock)


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