Published on October 23rd, 2016 | by Guest0
5 Must-Have Technologies for Safe Driving
Improving automotive industry isn’t just about making cars faster and more frugal. Even before these two things comes making traffic a safer place. With this in mind, numerous companies around the globe are constantly coming up with new technologies that help drivers both avert and minimize the effects of accidents. Here are some you absolutely must have in your vehicle. Of course, it’s important to mention that few of these tech pieces are still in the prototype stage.
They say that 90 percent of all traffic accidents are caused by a human error. Well, in this case self-driving cars will minimize the number of on-road fatalities and serious injuries. Unfortunately, this technology is still not completely reliable and there are several occasions on which it didn’t really work out. For example, a while back, Tesla driver died in a crash while the autopilot was on. On another occasion, Chinese driver suffered a crash because of the trouble with the translation. Still, it is important to keep in mind just how new this technology is, as well as that things will be much different once most cars are self-driving.
As we already said, 9 out of 10 accidents are caused by unconscientious drivers, but what about that 10th accident? Well, other factors that affect the safety of your driving are road conditions and car malfunctions. This is where modern sensors come in big time. First of all, they will be able to inform you if there are any issues concerning your vehicle at the moment and warn you in time of any potential malfunction. Second, they will also be able to examine the road conditions like how wet or slippery is the terrain. These cars will also come with a mandatory black box, so if the accident does occur, we will have a better insight of the real cause.
When speaking about airbags, everyone thinks about those things that pop out of the wheel during the crash. Unfortunately, this means that you will only use them when the accident already occurs. What if, someone came up with the technology to make these airbags stop the crash instead of try to get the best situation out of it. With the help of sensors, this technology should pop up airbags under your car and make hard braking more efficient.
In the past, looking behind your vehicle was done with the rearview mirror, but there is no doubt that the use of camera is more efficient. First of all, the driver gets a wider shot of what is going on, which means that you won’t have to look across your shoulder every few seconds. To make things even better, this camera also collaborates with your vehicle’s navigation system in order to give you a holistic overview of your car’s position and movement in space.
Finally, in the hostile and volatile world of traffic, your life and health are not all that is endangered. Sometimes, you may be so lucky to come out of the accident unharmed only to become a subject of a lawsuit. While you may know for sure that you did nothing wrong, it can sometimes appear that everything was your fault. To prevent this from happening, all you need to do is install GoPro HERO action camera. This way, you will always have the proof of what exactly happened during the crash.
Certain technologies listed above, may seem more as a Sci-Fi material than as a real thing, but it probably won’t be long until most of them are an industry standard. Like everything else in the 21st century, driving too will become safer and more user-friendly.