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6 car safety innovations you cannot live without

Published on: 28 March 2017

6 car safety innovations you can’t live without

As the world delves deeper into the digital space, innovation has fast become the order of the day. If you take a look at your personal possessions, you will most certainly find something that has evolved over the years – your car being one of them. Auto manufacturers are continuously working to improve the performance and safety of cars with the help of technology.

The latest innovations in car safety aren’t just there for the “cool” factor or to look attractive (although many features do add to the aesthetics of the vehicle!) - they play a much greater role in keeping our roads, drivers and their passengers safe.

Here are 6 features we thought were pretty cool:

  1. “Lane Assist” - This feature does exactly as its name says – assists you to stay in your lane. The technology tracks your driving behaviour and notifies you through visual alerts, auditory alerts and with some vehicles, through steering wheel vibrations that there’s an unexpected change in your driving path. This feature also helps to mitigate the risks caused by driver drowsiness.
  2. “Night-Vision Display” - Today, some luxury cars come equipped with a night vision-display which enables the driver to identify objects ahead of them in the road which may pose an obstruction. This feature allows you to see and avoid what could be difficult to see even with your headlights on.
  3. “Easy Speak” - If you’ve ever driven with kids, you will understand the need to be able to speak firmly when things get rowdy. This feature allows you as the driver to speak through the car’s sound system – you recall order while still keeping your eyes on the road. This could also come in handy if your passenger if being “that guy” and you’re looking to put a stop to it.
  4. “City Safety” - With the increase of low-speed collisions, the world of driving is now turning to automated braking. This feature is designed to prevent low-speed rear-end collisions by using infrared sensors to monitor what’s going on in front of your vehicle - and should traffic come to a sudden stop in front of you, then so will your vehicle – without you having to do anything.
  5. “Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert” - With this feature, blind spots are fast becoming not-so-blind spots as multiple beam radar modules detect whatever is lurking there. All traffic coming from the side of your vehicle within a certain distance is detected through sensors and lets the driver know. To add the cherry to the cake, backing out of a parking spot is made easier with this feature – you will get an alert should a vehicle pass behind your vehicle while you’re trying to get out of a tight spot.
  6. “External Airbags” - What is road safety without the consideration of pedestrians? Some car manufacturers have thought about saving occupants and pedestrians alike from severe injury in the case of accidents by installing a sensor tube in the front bumper which inflates just prior to impact.

Being safe always has been and always will be something to highly consider when buying a car. Now that you are aware of some of the latest innovations in car safety features, be sure to make a wise decision when the time comes to purchase your new vehicle. MiWay also understands the importance of your safety on the road and the critical need to have someone come to your rescue in the case of an accident. With MiWay’s Emergency Alert, you can drive assured that help will be on its way when you need it most.

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