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Don’t Sleep On Modern Automotive Safety Features and Systems

Are a Car’s Safety Features Worth It?

There has been nothing short of a technological revolution in the automotive industry over the last 10 to 15 years. Sure, a lot of that technology has been focused on connectivity and integrating our digital devices safely into our commuting habits. However, almost every automaker operating in Canada has implemented a vast array of safety systems to help drivers avoid dangerous situations and prevent collisions from happening. So, are a car’s safety features worth it? Follow along with us while we examine what the most common safety systems have to offer.

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What Do Safety Features Do?

Automakers have done an excellent job developing active safety systems and making them broadly available across each vehicle’s entire trim ladder. These terms are still quite new to potential buyers, and our team thought it would be helpful to give a brief description of what each of the most common safety systems do for drivers and passengers.

  • Automatic High Beams – This means that the car’s high beam headlights will automatically dim when oncoming traffic is detected and reactivate when the traffic has passed. 
  • Blindspot Monitoring – Will alert drivers to vehicles in their blindspots to prevent collisions when changing lanes on the highway.
  • Collision Warning – Sensors will alert drivers when they are approaching an obstacle to give them time to apply the brakes. Some versions can automatically apply the brakes without driver intervention.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control – A more advanced version of standard cruise control will automatically adjust the speed of the vehicle to maintain a set distance behind the traffic ahead.

Avoid Distracted Driving

We understand that it’s important to stay connected to your life while you’re on the road. However, you can’t let that need to make or receive a call distract you from the important work of driving. Almost every vehicle built after 2013 will be equipped with hands-free Bluetooth technology. More advanced options include easy ways to connect your smartphone to the infotainment system that will read texts and emails to you through the vehicle’s sound system.

If you would like to see a demonstration of the incredible safety features available with the inventory available at our facility, make an appointment with a Davey Auto Sales product expert today.

May 28th, 2024