The automotive industry is continuously looking for new ways to improve the safety features installed in vehicles and they all want to be #1 at it. The fierce competitiveness amongst the automotive manufacturing companies produces many innovative results.
If you go back through the history of automobiles you will notice that safety concerns have played a major role in the success of the leading car manufacturers. The Ford Motor Company provided seat belts as an option in their cars in 1955. In today’s world seat belts are mandatory and come with stiff fines and penalties for offenders.
As long as vehicles continue to be manufactured safety features will remain a top priority. Below are some interesting ideas to contemplate before you decide to purchase you next vehicle.
The Self Driving Car
Imagine yourself in your vehicle on the passenger side enjoying the drive while the car does all the work for you. The stress of rush hour traffic no longer being an issue because your car is constantly calculating and calibrating all the necessary data to avoid accidents, rerouting for heavy traffic, and bypassing the dreaded construction zones.
Autonomous cars can reduce noxious emissions significantly, the fuel economy increases and the reduction in deaths from traffic related accidents is monumental. Self driving cars are here and being tested so the manufactures can work out the kinks to make the roads safer to travel for everyone.
Facial Recognition Software
This software is a very interesting concept that has many features that highly contribute to driver’s safety. The software can detect if the driver is tired and their level attentiveness. A buzzer will sound off to alert you so you can pull off the road and rest.
This feature has a night vision component that will warn you of pedestrians and other hazards that may be in the way. It will automatically turn off the car’s high beams when oncoming traffic approaches.
This concept is still very much a work in process, but you can expect to see it as a standard safety feature within the next five years.
Navigating the Blind Spots
A 14-year-old girl from Pennsylvania entered a science fair at her school with the idea to make blind spots in vehicles less perilous, she beat out 80,000 other students and won 1st prize for her idea. Her idea involved a series of cameras mounted om the outside of the vehicle and sent to a projector inside the car which makes the A frame of the car invisible allowing the driver to see exactly what is beside and behind the car.
How many times have you wanted to make a lane change but weren’t a hundred percent sure that you could do it safely? A feature like this would absolutely make it safer for you to attempt and maneuver.
New technology in the automotive industry is making our vehicles almost as smart as our homes and that is a good thing. Consider these three ides when looking for your next automobile.