It is amazing how far technology has evolved over the years, especially when it comes to vehicle safety, with many experts now predicting that we will one day reach the point of 100% accident-free driving. While such bold predictions may appear a few years off yet, the following features will ensure that you and your passengers can enjoy futuristic levels of vehicle safety right now.
Lane departure alerts
Staying in your lane will certainly help to keep you safer on the roads but it can sometimes be a challenge when you are drowsy or distracted; now you can have your vehicle keep an eye on your lane position for you! Lane departure alert systems use lasers and sensors to monitor your vehicle and will sound an alarm if you veer outside of your lane without indicating that you intend on changing lanes. Some systems are even designed to gently steer your vehicle back on course automatically.
Staying safe on the roads requires that you are paying careful attention at all times, because you never know when you will be forced to act quickly to avoid a potential hazard – pre-collision braking systems can certainly help. By monitoring traffic up to several metres in front of you these high tech systems will spring into action if it becomes clear that a collision is imminent by applying the brakes automatically if you fail to do so yourself.
For those who are constantly tempted by their phone there are now anti-distraction systems that will read out incoming texts and emails for you, while others will divert calls directly to voice mail when you are driving. Many vehicles are now even designed to utilise voice activation technology, so you can control more of your vehicle’s capabilities without taking your eyes off the road.
If you like to have an alcoholic beverage or two occasionally there is now a foolproof way to ensure that you are never over the legal limit. With a personal breathalyser unit attached to your ignition system you will be required to record a legal alcohol reading in order to start your vehicle; otherwise, you won’t be driving anywhere.
Fatigue monitoring systems
If you do a lot of driving early in the morning, late at night or any other time when you aren’t at your sharpest, you can now have your vehicle monitor your face for signs that you are drifting off. These futuristic systems use a camera to watch for signs that you are sleepy (for example, if your eyes are red or if you are struggling to keep them open) and will sound an alarm or even tug at your seatbelt to wake you up if necessary.
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