An Overview of Crash Avoidance Systems (Part 1)

Modern crash avoidance systems can be highly effective at warning drivers of an impending crash and helping them avoid car accidents.
Modern crash avoidance systems can be
highly effective at warning drivers of an
impending crash and helping them avoid car

Advances in modern technology have not only made certain tasks in our daily lives easier, but they have also contributed to improving the safety of our vehicles, especially when it comes to trying to reduce the incidence of car accidents. Specifically, the advent and refinement of crash avoidance systems has been lauded by many as being a step towards improving the safety of the roads and, ultimately, protecting motorists’ lives.

Crash avoidance systems, which may also be referred to as crash avoidance technologies, are features on vehicles that either:

  • Warn drivers of an impending or potential collision by sounding an alarm
  • Automatically slow down/apply a vehicle’s brakes to try to mitigate or avoid an impending collision
  • Automatically steer the vehicle or adjust the steering responses to try to mitigate or avoid an impending crash.

Types of Crash Avoidance Systems

The following are among the most common types of crash avoidance systems currently being used in vehicles. It’s important to point out, however, that this is by no means a comprehensive list of the available crash avoidance technologies available and that, every year, additional systems are being developed, introduced and installed in vehicles.

Among the most common crash avoidance systems are:

  • Front crash prevention systems – These are geared towards detecting when vehicles get too close to the cars in front of them and, when this occurs, sounding off a warning alarm to alert drivers of the closing gap. Depending on the system, these technologies may rely on cameras, radar, or light detection technologies to detect the proximity of one car to the vehicle in front of it.While some of these systems will sound warning alarms, others may automatically reduce the vehicle’s speed in an effort to avoid or reduce the chances of a front-end collision (i.e., rear-ending another vehicle).

Look for our upcoming second part of this blog for more information regarding some of the most common types of crash avoidance technologies that are currently being used in cars.

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