Defensive driving is something Atlanta drivers have to master in order to get from point A to point B safely. Many times, drivers carelessly swerve into right or left lanes without checking the drivers-ED-emphasized- but-often-ignored…. BLIND SPOT!
According to AAA’s Newsroom, the largest trend in new vehicle technology this year is focused on improving safety, improving performance and reducing environment impact.
“Technologies are like anti-lock braking and stability control were once seen as pioneering innovations and are now required or standard features” says John Nielsen, AAA’s Director of Automotive Engineering and Repair. “Looking to the future, we hope the cost for these technologies continues to come down, allowing more drives to enjoy the safety, economy and performance they provide.”
The Blind Spot Warning system, in particular, uses a specialized radar or video detection system to warn a driver that another vehicle is lurking just out of view in the neighboring lane. Many models equipped with this safety-feature illuminate an amber light on the associated mirror when a vehicle is detected in “blind spot territory.”
If a driver proceeds to signal movement in that direction, an audible alert or flashing light can be activated.
While this equipment was only first seen in luxury models, we’re beginning to see this feature making its way to more practical, middle-income vehicles.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to see automakers and development teams dedicating their time and efforts on making roadways safer for Americans!