When it comes to safety the first thing that comes to our mind is a safety belt. The first thing that you can do is, buckle-up. Certainly, you’ve made sure from your side that you’re safe. Apparently, there's a lot you need to know when it comes to car safety. There are a lot more advanced safety features that you have to get familiar with. For example, forward-collision warning, ABS (Anti-locking braking system) that can help you avoid accidents.
One must never overlook safety features when comparing different models of cars. ABS and Electronic stability control, for instance, are very desirable. Although now standard on new cars, these features are well worth seeking out if you’re buying an older car.
Here's a rundown of some basic safety gear:
1. Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS)
Adaptive Frontlight System is a breakthrough in road illumination that enhances driver comfort and safety by several notches.AFS front light control system adjusts the light beam according to varied driving conditions. This technology is complemented by swiveling headlights, cornering lamps and dynamic headlight angle regulation. When all these functions are combined, road safety is boosted because when obstacles are illuminated better, the driver is able to react sooner and prevent an accident.
2. Anti-lock braking System (ABS)
Long before the ABS came into the picture, it was not all too easy to lock up the wheels (stop them from turning) during hard braking there were high chances of uncontrolled skidding. Sliding the front tires makes it impossible to steer, particularly on slippery surfaces. ABS prevents this from happening by using sensors at each wheel and a computer that maximizes braking action at each individual wheel to prevent lock-up. ABS allows the driver to retain steering control while braking. A lot of people might be unaccustomed to ABS actuation, chances are that you might be alarmed as the pulsing sensation conveyed through the brake pedal and chattering at the wheels when used. There’s nothing to worry about. This is the system rapidly applying the brakes to provide maximum power and control. The trick is to push hard on the pedal and let the system do its job.
3. Handsfree Parking
It is with the help of the sonar and radar, vehicles equipped with active park assist will seek out and measure empty parking spots and then actively steer the vehicle into them while the driver operates the accelerator and brake. Some manufacturers offer both parallel- and perpendicular parking capability, but some limit the vehicle to one or the other. In our experience, these systems aren't perfect and are easily tripped up by curbs, closely parked vehicles, or other environmental factors.
4. Cornering Fog Lamps (Turning Lights)
Let’s say you’re driving with your fog lights off and at under 40 km/h. There are a lot of difficult to see obstacles such as kerbs. That’s when the cornering fog lights provide efficient lighting that reveals all these hurdles much sooner, even on bends. It activated automatically. It operates on both the left and right sides independently, mostly depending on which indicator light and steering movements are used. They illuminate the blind spots created by dark areas around the corners by lighting the space the is about to turn into. This provides visibility for the driver without dazzling oncoming obstacles.
5. Hill Hold Control
Hill Hold Control has activated automatically when the hill gradient is higher than 5% when driving forward or in reverse. When you release the brake pedal after stopping on a hill, the Hill Hold Control keeps the pressure on the brake system for 1 or 2 seconds.
Hill Hold Control is one of the many features that has incorporated into its cars to make driving a pleasure.
6. Multi-Collision Warning
The Multi-Collision warning is quite similar to adaptive cruise control, multi-collision warning systems use radar and cameras or sometimes both to watch the road ahead for slow or stopped traffic. Forward-collision warning is a more basic form of collision diminution and will alert the driver–usually with both a visual and an audible warning–that a collision is imminent and the driver should now hit the brakes. Usually, these systems are accompanied by automated emergency braking that will brake for the driver if no action is taken, but drivers should be aware that not all vehicles combine both features.
7. IBuzz Fatigue Detection
This feature is all about keeping you alert. Long drives tend to make you tired. So, whenever you’re driving more than a certain limit set the Fatigue Detection monitors movement in the power-assisted steering. If it detects any abnormal driver behavior Such as a more pronounced steering correction. It warns you that you’re getting tired and it’s time for you to take a break.