As the number of cars on the road increases, the ratio of fatal car crashes also increases. According to the Annual United States Car Crash Statistics, around 6 million car accidents occur in the US, that's roughly 16,438 accidents per day. What's more hear-wrenching is that over 37000 people die in these crashes per year. Looking at these statistics, car owners have realized that a car mounted with few airbags, anti-lock brakes, and 3 point seatbelts is merely not enough.
In fact, the majority of people look for the most modern safety gadgets in their new car before spending their hard-earned money. Therefore, the automobile industry has introduced numerous car safety gadgets to lower the fatality rate and the risk of injury. Here's a list of some amazing features that car owners need to have in their vehicle:
Driving at nighttime can be difficult due to low visibility and poor lighting. In fact, according to a recent study, most of the accidents occur at night. The chances of missing out a bump or overlooking a pedestrian are quite high at night because the street is usually dark. However, the night vision system is a technology designed to enhance the driver's visibility. It increases the perception of the road and assists them to see the road better. Moreover, night vision systems even excel in the situations in which your car's high and low beam lights fail. Not only this, whether it is raining heavily outside or the weather is foggy, but a night vision camera will also spot any obstacle from far away. Giving you enough time to take preventive measures.
- Continuous Variable Transmission Technology
Continuous Variable transmission is a type of automatic transmission which is often used by car manufacturers to reduce cost and complications in the car as well as provide you better fuel economy. This device is so simple yet so beneficial because along with minimizing manufacturing cost it also offers steady acceleration and enables the car to perform well under all types of road conditions. Car makers of high-efficiency vehicles often incorporate this system and we are likely to see more CVTs in vehicles as the technology advances in the coming future.
- Electric Stability Control
Electronic Stability Control reduces the chances of skidding, sliding, and losing control as a result of over-steering. The system activates when a car drifts away from the driver's intended path. It works by using multiple intelligent sensors that detect wheel speed, steering angle, and sideways motion. If the driver loses control, the system will automatically apply drakes to the relevant wheels and pull the car back on its intended course. The device is extremely helpful for heavy vehicles like SUVs, minivans, pickups, etc. as they have higher chances of rolling over.
- Reversing Camera
Reversing or rear-view camera is helpful in 3 ways, it acts as a parking aid by providing a bumper level view, provides a clear view of what's behind the vehicle while reversing the car, and most importantly assist in protecting children or pedestrians from being accidentally hit over. The camera activates as soon as the vehicle is placed reverse and displays a neat backward view at the screen place at the center console of the car. Typically, most of the reversing cameras use a wide-angle lens that provides up to 180-degree view, whereas more advanced versions have been introduced which gives 360-degrees view around the vehicle.
- Safety Exit Assist
This gadget is essential for parents of younger kids. While traveling with children we tend to take extra precautions to keep them safe. Hence, this system is just designed to enhance their safety. Sometimes, when we pull over our car the children open up their doors immediately, without noticing cars passing through. This device, with the help of radars, detects the surrounding vehicles and sends warning signals if another vehicle is approaching fast from behind. The Electronic Child Safety Lock will only be open once the road is clear, allowing your child to exit the vehicle safely.
- Crumple Zones
Automakers come up with many safety devices to keep people safe on the road and Crumple Zones are one of them. It is considered as the most effective innovation as it reduces the chances of injuries in a car collision. Crumple Zones, often know as Crush Zones are the areas of a vehicle that are designed to absorb and redistribute the force of the collision. It minimizes the impact and prevents the energy from being transmitted to the rider.
- Shatter-Resistant Glass
Previously, windshields mounted in cars were extremely dangerous. In case of an accident, the windshield would break into numerous sharp jagged pieces and would cause some serious injuries to the driver. However, shatter-resistant glass is specially designed to protect the driver under unfortunate incidents. The glass is laminated which makes it safe and harmless. Unlike an ordinary windshield glass, the glass breaks into pebble-like pieces that do not have any sharp edges. The shatterproof glass has a plastic embedded in it which acts as an effective barrier in case of car crashes.