Safety Technolgy in Vehicles

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Safety technology in vehicles “Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent chance takers are accident makers” (Quotegarden.com). Over the years, vehicles have become safer, and have been pushed to become more advanced and helpful. Safety systems are beneficial because they help avoid accidents, such as good steering, brakes, Traction Control and ABS. Safety technology can help save lives, if the drivers know how to use it. This technology helps people drive safe, keeps you alert, and protects you and other drivers. It also stops or tries to avoid an accident, helps reduce high speed crashes. In order to make driving safe for young and old people carmakers are looking into safety technology to reduce injuries and death rates ("Safety"). Cars have come a long way and are the safest now then they have ever been, but more work can be done. With lane departure warning systems it helps you avoid hitting someone in your blind spot. Also it helps you not wander out of your lane. They are like a high-tech version of rumble strips that make noise if you are about to drive off a road (Tellem). Some carmakers even equip their vehicles with night vision. That could be found on more expensive carmakers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, etc. Most automakers offer an electronic stability control system, and some offer a preparation system seatbelts tighten, rollbars extend. However, what we are talking about is more intelligent than that. If the system senses a potential rollover such as if you whip around a corner too fast or swerve sharply, it will apply the brakes and modulate throttle as needed to help you maintain control. Chrysler calls it Electronic Roll Mitigation, Ford named it Roll Stability Control, and GM's is Proactive Roll Avoidance... ... middle of paper ... ...ways. The good is that the new technology has saved and prevented many injuries and accidents. Has made life for drivers and passengers much more comfortable and safer. Also gets you where you need to be quickly. This new technology is mostly all electronic. Sometimes there is a fault in the electrical systems. A gas pedal can get stuck, the vehicle can catch on fire, but car manufacturers try their best to make sure none of that happens. Some people may not like all these safety features because they might think it takes the fun out driving. Some people like to turn off or take off ABS/traction control and other safety features to slide around corners, but things like this should be saved for the track and for not regular street driving. Therefore none of the safety features should be turned off while city or highway driving. Works Cited toyota.com edmunds.com

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