Top 5 Safety Features on Modern Vehicles

The modern automakers have added very sophisticated safety features in the car. The modern cars are now safer for drivers. They are also better designed to avoid collisions on roads. Here are the top safety features of modern vehicles.

Traction control

 

Most cars now are equipped with traction control (TC) to limit the wheel spin. It reduces the potential for skidding.  If your tires lose traction on gravel or wet pavement, then the system will cut power to one or more wheels to prevent a skid.

Side impact

Cars that are made after 2002 are equipped with side impact and side curtain airbags. If the car is struck from the side, then the side impact airbags are deployed. People riding in the car must wear seatbelts for these mechanisms to work effectively.

Collision avoidance systems

This technology is very new. It is a system of forwarding sensors that scans traffic patterns one or two vehicles ahead. The warning lights warn the driver of any obstacles ahead. In some cases, the vehicle will brake automatically if the driver fails to do so.

Backup camera

Many modern vehicles have backup cameras. These help the drivers in busy neighborhoods. When the car is in reverse mode, a small in-dash LCD screen shows the driver what’s behind the vehicle.

Voice command controls

Some new vehicles have voice recognition technology. Many modern vehicles can adjust the audio and climate settings when the driver commands. This can help to fight distracted driving. Voice commands can let the driver focus on the road.

These safety features can help to avoid accidents. You can travel in a much relaxed way by driving cars having these safety features. These features make family travel safe.