Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are becoming the norm when it comes to new automotive options for consumers, as safety has become a mainstream factor. Consumer Reports (CR) magazine recently shed light on this topic by publishing a list of safety systems that may assist drivers in avoiding accidents. Those same factors could, in theory, help them to also avoid automotive repair and replacement services.
According to CR, manufacturers are building cars with systems that can avoid or mitigate a crash in a range of situations, such as closing in on another car too quickly, changing lanes into an unseen car in a blind spot, or simply backing out into a busy parking lot.
The following, according to CR’s findings, are safety systems consumers should be aware of:
- Forward collision warning – which detects impending collisions while traveling forward and alerts the driver;
- Automatic emergency braking – which detects potential collisions while traveling forward, provides forward collision warning and automatically applies the brakes to avoid or lessen the severity of impact;
- City automatic emergency braking – the brakes are automatically applied to prevent a collision or to reduce collision severity when traveling at city speeds;
- High-speed automatic emergency braking – brakes are automatically applied to reduce collision severity when traveling at highway speeds;
- Pedestrian detection – a system that is able to detect pedestrians, then issue warnings and trigger automatic emergency braking, if necessary; and
- Blind spot warning – detects vehicles to rear in adjacent lanes while driving and alerts the driver to their presence.
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