Car safety is an essential feature of a good marketing strategy for automobile companies. Each Individual who aspires to buy a vehicle wants to be assured that the vehicle, regardless of the price is guaranteed safety. Many consumers mistakenly believe that handling and performance are the key elements in the safety of a car. Every manufacturer has their specification on ways in which they have addressed the safety of their vehicles. Over the past years, different features have been developed to improve the above.
Features like ABS have been developed which have improved braking in vehicles For instance, during the rainy season, the stability of the vehicle is reduced making it hard for most drivers to maneuver well. The system prevents the wheels of a vehicle from locking up under emergency, panic, or harsh braking conditions. ABS is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking and cadence braking.
Roads at times may be so unclear and it becomes hard to spot any hazard that is ahead of you. Safety precautions like turning on headlights at times are helpful when it impossible to see the road ahead clearly. Drivers of other vehicles can also spot you from far, though at times the glare of the headlights from cars approaching from the side or behind is an issue for visibility when driving in heavy rain, particularly if there are no lights coming from that direction, such as at night or if you are lost on a country road.
Fog and humidity reduce visibility as well, Features like Defroster can be used to defog your windows. This will clear all the fog created on your windshield when it is raining. Most manufactures have their own manual on how this system works. Your vehicle can be visible to others both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights since this means your taillights will also be on. Use fog lights if you have them. Avoid using your high-beam lights, turning them on causes glare, making it more difficult for you to see what’s ahead on the road.
Cruise control in cars is a system that automatically controls the speed of a car so the driver does not have to hold down on a gas pedal. This is done by using sensors to detect the difference in travel time between the front and back wheels over time. Systems like this helps you maintain a set speed range without the need of pressing the accelerator. Though at times the system may interpret loss of traction as a speed loss and in turn increase speed in spite of the road condition. It can in turn cause the vehicle to either skid or lose traction with the road.
Each challenge provides a gateway to better solution for the manufacturers. Safety no matter what system we develop remains to the way we use and handle the vehicles. Its upon drivers to develop good morals while driving.