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Vehicle technology can help prevent accidents

Automakers realize the importance of manufacturing safe vehicles. With the help of advanced technology, these companies have been able to improve in this area with each passing year.

There is nothing automakers can do to prevent all accidents. There will always be times when a person makes the wrong decision on the road, thus leading to an accident that involves one or more vehicle.

Some companies are implementing warning systems in all new vehicles. These are meant to assist with crash avoidance. Some such systems include: lane keeping assistance, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and blind spot detection.

Many motor vehicle accidents occur at night, as drivers have less visibility. This has led automakers to implement visibility features to help protect against such accidents. These features include but are not limited to: night vision systems, backing aids, and forward lighting systems.

Just because automakers are implementing advanced technology doesn’t mean they are forgetting about the features that have been proven effective over the years. All new vehicles are required to have airbags. Furthermore, vehicle control features, such as traction control and stability control, remain commonplace in the industry.

It is nice to see automakers taking steps in the right direction. The companies that prove their ability to prevent accidents are those that will attract a larger number of consumers in the future.

Any motor vehicle accident can cause damage, injury, and death. This is why it is so important for auto companies, as well as drivers, to do whatever possible to prevent accidents. Challenges exist, but more solutions are being discussed.

Source: Government of Canada: Transport Canada, “Advanced Vehicle Technologies,” accessed May 20, 2015