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4 Essential Car Safety Functions for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer amount of automobiles on the road these days makes a crash inescapable, so recognizing which car safety options you must have becomes essential. We’ve gone from the days of optional seatbelts to standard air bags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in practically all brand-new vehicles on the marketplace. The checklist of optional safety options that’s currently offered on the majority of vehicles is incredible, and we’re striving to make sure that your brand-new Volkswagen is the best one yet.

Automobile Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Presently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration rates automobiles on a 5-Star range based upon their performance in 3 certain collision scenarios: Front Crashes, Side Collisions, and Rollover Crashes. While crashes can occur in other circumstances these sorts of crashes are the most typical, and based upon the research of these accidents, the appropriate safety gadgets are installed in a vehicle; so let’s take a glimpse at each scenario:

Front Accident Scenario

This is when two automobiles are traveling in opposing directions and strike each other in a head-on crash, or when an automobile loses control and strikes an item (like a tree, utility pole, or a structure) in a head-on accident.

Side Accident Scenario

One of the most common side accident situations is when one automobile doesn’t stop at a stop sign or traffic control signals and strikes the other car on the side. This is generally referred to as a t-bone, as the automobiles create a ‘T’ form when they collide. An additional type of side crash is when a vehicle loses control and slides sideways into a barrier like an energy post or tree.

Rollover Situation

This scenario is when you lose control of your car and it rolls over. A rollover can be triggered by losing control of your vehicle or a mix of severe maneuvers such as fast, high-speed turning to stay clear of an obstacle.

Some Car Safety Features are Required by Law, Which Ones Are They?

Despite all of the arising vehicle safety features, there are just a few that are required by regulations. These mandated safety options consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Backup Cameras. Brand new vehicles will certainly have that tech and furthermore, the NHTSA recommends these Driver Assistance Technologies:

Forward Crash Alert

This function discovers a possible crash and gives the motorist a warning.

Automatic Emergency Braking

This modern technology immediately uses the brakes when a forward accident is imminent.

Lane Departure Alert

This system monitors lane markings and advises the motorist if they accidentally leave their lane.

Rear Camera

While now mandatory on the majority of brand-new vehicles, adding a rear electronic camera to older cars is advised.

This list shouldn’t be interpreted as an extensive list of safety technologies, there will constantly be many numerous and new modern technologies that will help keep you more secure.

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Volkswagen of Alamo Heights
1402 N.E. Loop 410 Expressway
San Antonio, TX, 78209 US
(210) 828-1201
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