It’s not always easy to choose a new vehicle. There are multiple options available to you, many different models, all sorts of versions and your budget is often fixed. It is therefore important to figure out our needs before heading out to the various dealerships.
Although cars today are safer than ever, they often offer a range of active safety systems than are often available as options or in higher-level trims. If you want to maximize your own safety and the safety of your family, then you may want to have a look at this features which often serve to prevent an accident from every happening.
“It would be false for me to say that you need active safety features to be safe in your vehicle. Modern cars are safe. That said, active safety systems can stop your vehicle for you, warn you when another vehicle that you may have not seen is oncoming, help you park or park for you, and a host of other advantages as well”, says a sales representative at Civic Motors Honda.
Let’s look in more detail at some of the most common active safety features.
The most common active safety system is automatic braking which will, as its name suggests, automatically apply the brakes when the system detects that another vehicle is braking or getting too close. There is usually an audible warning that goes with that.
There is also the intelligent cruise control system which automatically keeps a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you without you having to use the brake. Blind spot warning will warn you if another vehicle is in your blind spot while other systems prevent you from changing lanes inadvertently and will either warn you or actually correct your car’s trajectory. Finally, rear cross traffic alert warns you when a vehicle is approaching as you are backing up.
For those who want an extra level of safety, active safety systems are the way to go!