Car Safety Features for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The large amount of cars and trucks on the road these days makes an accident inevitable, so recognizing which automobile safety technology you need to have ends up being crucial. We’ve gone from the days of optional seatbelts to standard airbags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in practically all brand-new vehicles on the market. The checklist of optional safety tech that’s now offered on most automobiles is shocking, and we’re working hard to ensure that your brand-new Mercedes-Benz is the most secure one yet.


Automobile Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Presently, the NHTSA rates automobiles on a 5-Star range based on their effectiveness in 3 particular crash scenarios: Front Collisions, Side Crashes, and Rollover Collisions. While collisions can occur in various situations these types of accidents are the most typical, and based on the study of these accidents, the necessary safety tools are implemented in an automobile; so let’s take a quick look at each circumstances:


Front Collision Scenario

This is when two vehicles are traveling in opposing directions and strike each other in a head-on collision, or when a car loses control and strikes a thing (like a tree, energy pole, or a structure) in a head-on collision.


Side Collision Scenario

One of the most common side accident scenarios is when one vehicle doesn’t stop at a stop sign or traffic control signals and strikes the other vehicle on the side. This is commonly referred to as a t-bone, as the vehicles develop a ‘T’ shape when they crash. One more type of side accident is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways right into a barrier like an energy post or tree.


Rollover Situation

This situation is when you lose control of your vehicle and it rolls over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your car or a combination of extreme maneuvers such as quick, high-speed turns to miss a barrier.


Which Car Safety Features are Required by Law?

Despite all of the arising vehicle safety options, there are just a few that are required by federal regulations. These mandated safety attributes include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Backup Cameras. Brand new automobiles will have that tech and additionally, the NHTSA advises the following Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Collision Alert

This attribute finds a possible crash and signals the motorist a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This technology instantly applies the brakes when a forward collision is imminent.


Lane Departure Alert

This system keeps track of lane markings and alerts the driver if they accidentally leave their lane.


Rear Camera

While now standard on most brand-new automobiles, adding a rear camera to older vehicles is recommended.

This list should not be taken as an exhaustive checklist of safety features, there will constantly be many numerous and new tech that will help keep you more secure.


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