Car Safety Features for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The large number of vehicles on the road these days makes a crash inevitable, so knowing which vehicle safety technology you should have becomes vital. We’ve gone from the days of optional seat belts to mandatory air bags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in nearly all new cars and trucks on the market. The list of optional safety technology that’s now available on most vehicles is astonishing, and we’re working hard to ensure that your new Mercedes-Benz is the safest one yet.


How Are Car Safety Ratings Calculated?

Currently, the NHTSA rates vehicles on a 5-Star range based on their effectiveness in 3 certain accident scenarios: Front Crashes, Side Crashes, and Rollover Crashes. While crashes can happen in various situations these kinds of mishaps are the most common, and based upon the research of these mishaps, the necessary safety gadgets are implemented in a vehicle; so let’s take a glance at each circumstances:


Front Collision Scenario

This is when two cars are driving in opposing directions and strike each other in a head-on crash, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes an object (like a tree, utility post, or a building) in a head-on collision.


Side Crash Scenario

One of the most common side accident situations is when one automobile fails to yield to a stop sign or traffic signal and strikes the other car on the side. This is frequently referred to as a t-bone, as the vehicles form a ‘T’ shape when they collide. Another kind of side collision is when a car loses control and slides sideways right into a barrier like an utility post or tree.


Rollover Situation

This situation is when you lose control of your vehicle and it flips over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your vehicle or a mix of extreme maneuvers such as fast, high-speed turning to avoid an obstacle.


Which Automobile Safety Features are Required by Law?

In spite of all of the emerging automobile safety features, there are just a couple of that are considered mandatory by law. These mandated safety attributes include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cameras. All-new cars will certainly have that modern technology and furthermore, the NHTSA advises the following Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Accident Warning

This function identifies a potential crash and gives the motorist a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This tech immediately uses the brakes when a forward accident is imminent.


Lane Departure Warning

This system monitors lane markings and advises the driver if they inadvertently leave their lane.


Backup Camera

While currently standard on many brand-new cars, adding a video camera to older cars is suggested.

This list shouldn’t be taken as an exhaustive checklist of safety functions, there will always be many different and emerging modern technologies that will help keep you more secure.


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