Safety has always been a touchy subject when discussing vehicles, so you can imagine how much fuzz has been made about the safety features of driverless cars. While it’s only normal for people to have certain concerns about autonomous vehicles, it’s also important to remember that today’s technology is developing at a fast rate, meaning any safety issues there might be with self-driving cars will soon be fixed.
Even though we still have to wait a few more years to get our hands on driverless cars, plenty of implementations are being made at the moment. Plus, it’s not only about technological advancements. Today’s safety features are also about saving money for a lot of people.
For instance, electronic braking systems would have cost a fortune some years ago. But now, due to their large availability, they are being installed in most cars. Not only this, but smart brake features and crash alerts will soon follow.
Driverless Cars & Safety Features In the Future
As mentioned before, today’s safety features and technological developments are not only making standard vehicles safer, but driverless cars as well. These are just some of the high-tech features that will soon put an end to the debates regarding whether or not self-driving technology is safe:
Adaptive cruise control will help self-driving vehicles navigate through highways.
The freedom of relaxing while your car cruises down the highway is closer than you might think. This feature is mostly based on laser and radar systems that help your vehicle adjust the speed in order to keep a safe distance from other cars.
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While drivers will still have to keep their eyes peeled for any potential road obstacles or issues, most of the driver fatigue will be completely eliminated, turning long, tedious drives into relaxing ones.
Moreover, vehicles like the Cadillac’s 2017 CTS will be able to send and receive certain readings regarding speed. This vehicle will be able to share the data with other equipped vehicles, thus eliminating the threat of vehicle collisions.
Automatic braking saves lives.
The use of high-tech cameras, radars and lasers cannot only notify drivers about an impending obstacle, but they can also be used to forcefully bring the vehicles to a complete halt if the danger is too close.
Since more and more vehicles are being equipped with front and back hazard alerts, it’s only natural to assume that pretty much all driverless cars will be equipped with them when they come out.
Sensors that detect what the eye can’t see.
Let’s face it: All drivers have certain blind-spots when driving and dealing with them generally means having a lot of luck. However, blind-spot alerts are here to fix this. They detect obstacles drivers can’t normally see and notify them with flashing lights and sound alerts. This will definitely reduce the number of accidents that occur when drivers back out of parking lots.
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