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In an effort to reduce injuries during car accidents, new cars come with a host of options.  According to Consumer Reports, here are some of the ones you should look for when it comes to your next vehicle;

  • Automatic emergency braking: Brakes are automatically applied to prevent a collision or reduce collision speed.
  • Forward-collision warning: Visual and/or audible warning intended alert the driver and prevent a collision.
  • High-speed automatic emergency braking: Brakes are automatically applied to reduce collision severity when traveling at highway speeds.
  • Pedestrian Detection – Detects pedestrians, then issue warning and trigger automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning: Visual, audible, or haptic warning to alert the driver when they are crossing lane markings.
  • Lane keeping assist: Automatic corrective steering input or braking provided by the vehicle when crossing lane markings.
  • Blind spot warning: Visual and/or audible notification of vehicle in blind spot. The system may provide an additional warning if you use your turn signal when there is a car next to you in another lane.
  • Rear cross-traffic warning: Visual, audible, or haptic notification of object or vehicle out of rear camera range, but could be moving into it.
  • Rear automatic emergency braking: Brakes are automatically applied to prevent backing into something behind the vehicle. This could be triggered by the rear cross-traffic system, or other sensors on the vehicle.
  • Lane-centering assist:  Continuous active steering to stay in between lanes
  • Adaptive cruise control:  Adaptive cruise uses lasers, radar, cameras, or a combination of these systems to keep a constant distance between you and the car ahead, automatically maintaining a safe following distance. If highway traffic slows, some systems will bring the car to a complete stop and automatically come back to speed when traffic gets going again, allowing the driver to do little more than pay attention and steer.
Even with all these features, should you or a loved one be injured in a car accident, contact our law offices immediately.    We have over 40 years of experience protecting the rights of our clients and ensuring that they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.