The Impact of Car Tech: Discover the New.

Let’s talk about Vehicle Safety Technologies.

Based on statistics from the official site of the government of Canada, incidents of impaired driving amounted to 19% of the rate recorded in 2018. Statistics say that, more specifically, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving increased by 15%. In comparison, the rate of drug-impaired driving increased by 43% in the first year since the legalization of cannabis. (Juristat article “Impaired driving in Canada, 2019.)

But these are not the only causes of accidents. Other factors, like fatigue, drowsiness, phone distractions, etc., contribute to the same problem.
Although knowing the problem is not enough, it is the first step to finding different solutions.
Different manufacturers and engineers have dedicated their time to finding ways to reduce accidents by creating vehicle safety technologies like the ones mentioned below:


Fatigue Detection Systems
Stability Control, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
Lane Keeping Assistants.

 

This time, we can discuss these innovative automobile systems designed exclusively to reduce incidents.

Vehicle Safety Technologies

 

Fatigue Detection Systems:

Did you know that engineers designed a system to identify signs of tiredness or drowsiness in drivers by analyzing their driving behaviour and interaction with vehicle controls? There is always a reason behind a specific detail in the car’s mechanics. We are familiar with vehicle sensors, but we don’t take them into account sometimes. The sensors monitor vehicle lane position, speed, steering patterns, and the frequency of control corrections.

 

Unsurprisingly, engineers also dedicate time to including cameras that monitor the driver’s eye and head movements in some systems.
This helps detect signs of fatigue and alerts the driver with visual or auditory signals and a suggestion to take a break.

 

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

We have all heard that noise when a car is very close to us while driving. The system that prevents or reduces collisions is called Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). This system is a beneficial engine whose primary tool uses sensors, cameras, radar, or lidar to detect the proximity of other vehicles or pedestrians in the vehicle’s path.

But this is not everything. In case of a collision, even if the driver hasn’t reacted, the system can automatically apply the brakes to reduce the impact or avoid the collision altogether.

This advanced technology mitigates the consequences of distractions or a lack of ability to react.
Of course, creating these systems is an aid, but we must drive responsibly.

Lane Keeping Assistants

If you are ready to continue learning about safety technologies, take your seat and read about the last system we will mention today:

The Lane Keeping Assistants system.

What are they designed for? Their primary purpose is to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane. The system will alert the driver or even take control of the steering to correct a car on the road using cameras.

Understanding these systems is also an invitation to be aware of the responsibility of driving home safely, the importance of looking out for oneself and others, and the decision to drive cautiously, always alert, and focused on our goal of arriving safely.

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CarByClick team

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