The National Safety Council (NSC) has launched a new campaign that will teach drivers about safety features in modern vehicles. According to the NSC, which has titled the campaign “My Car Does What?”, many motorists are not aware of modern vehicle safety features. Modern safety features include anti-lock braking systems, blind spot monitors, collision warning systems, backup cameras and lane departure warning systems.
Although vehicles are now safer than ever, 2015 has been the deadliest year for motorists since 2007. A University of Iowa study found that a majority of motorists are unaware of how vehicle safety features can save their lives. The University of Iowa will team up with the NSC to provide more information to consumers on how these technologies can prevent car accidents.
Why Vehicle Safety Features Can Save Lives
It is easy to see how new technologies have contributed to driving safety. For example, drowsy driving carries the risk of lane drifting and colliding with other vehicles or objects. Lane departure systems can prevent drivers from drifting out of lanes. Backup cameras are another example of useful technology, allowing motorists to see behind their vehicles.
Collision avoidance systems have also greatly contributed to driving safety. As the name suggests, collision avoidance systems can autonomously avoid colliding with other vehicles by automatically braking and reducing speed. Demand for collision avoidance systems have soared, and is expected to reach almost $10 billion by 2020. As the technology continues to develop, vehicles will be able to communicate with each other, preventing collisions for millions of motorists.
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