Safety features in automobiles once consisted of little more than seat belts and airbags. However, modern technology has provided all sorts of features to make it less likely that your commute will be cut short by an accident. Southwest Insurance Center, serving Austin, TX would like to inform you of some of the better safety features available to you.
A front collision alert system will alert you that you are about to hit something in front of you. A more sophisticated version will actually apply the brakes automatically to avoid the possible collision. A variant of this system will detect a pedestrian and either alert the driver or automatically apply the brakes.
A lane changing alert will inform the driver if he or she is starting to drift out of their lane. Another version of this system will alert the driver if he or she is changing lanes and is about to hit another car that is in the blind spot.
Backup cameras will automatically turn on when the vehicle is in reverse. They are very useful for informing a drive if backing out of a driveway or a parking spot is safe.
Cruise control has been around for a while. An adaptive cruise control system will keep a vehicle a certain distance behind the vehicle ahead, applying the brakes and pushing the accelerator as needed. The feature is very useful when battling rush hour traffic.
Parallel parking is one of the most difficult things to do at the wheel of a car. Parking assistance systems will use sensors in the front and rear of the vehicle to ensure you move into the gap at the curb without hitting anything.
For more information about auto insurance, feel free to contact Southwest Insurance Center, serving Austin, TX.