Looking for a brand-new car with all the bells and whistles? Whatever you decide, don’t forget to take a look at the latest in advanced safety features. There are a number of new, innovative equipment and software that can help make your ride 10x safer than before. Here are just a few of the cutting-edge safety feature trends you’ll see more of in 2019.
Lane Keeping Assist
It’s happened to the best of us – you change the radio station or look back in the rear-view mirror, and the car suddenly starts to veer into the next lane. It’s startling when it happens and can also be dangerous. Fortunately, now there are Lane Departure Warning systems that provide audible and visual cues that warn you if you start to drift out of your lane. Then it will apply corrective steering to keep you inside the lines.
Unexpected fender benders can ruin your car and your spotless driving record. Now you can get even more stopping power to prevent a pile-up from happening. Brake Assist detects when an emergency stop is required and assists you in coming to a safe and fast stop.
Electronic Stability Control
Driving on ice and snow can be extremely nerve-wracking. But you can breathe a little easier with Electronic Stability Control. This helps to prevent your car from skidding when driving on slippery surfaces.
Safe Exit Assist
Safe Exit Assist is a brilliant technology that prevents any passengers from stepping out onto the road when a vehicle is approaching from behind. It can even override a deactivated child safety lock to ensure its safe for your child to open the door and step out.
Highway Drive Assist
Hyundai calls this the “co-pilot” for highway driving. This extremely smart technology works alongside adaptive cruise control to help keep you centred in your lane and at a safe distance behind the car that is ahead, based on GPS and highway data. It’s the future of safety.
Bikers, walkers, and skateboarders can come out of nowhere if you’re not careful. That’s why you need Pedestrian Detection to let you know when someone is approaching. It will also trigger automatic emergency braking if necessary.
Ford models now offer Roll Stability Control™ that senses the tire roll and can help slow the vehicle down if it’s going too fast for a particular curve. This reduces the risk of rollover, especially with vehicles that are tall and top-heavy.
Even with all the latest safety tech, accidents can still happen. That’s why you need quality car insurance to protect you in the event of an incident. Some auto policies also will offer a reduced premium if you have certain safety features installed in your car. To learn if you are eligible for such rates, contact us at Rowat Insurance today!