We have seen technology improve our lives in many ways. The constant advances have been applied to every industry imaginable. One area we have seen this be especially true is the automotive industry.

Cars have come a long way in their speed, performance, design, and most importantly, their safety standards and features.

For years now, car manufacturers have been focused on how a car responds and can keep you safe when a crash happens, which is incredibly important. In the past few years, however, we have seen a new emphasis placed on accident prevention. How can the car actually help prevent accidents in the first place?

Let’s take a look at some of the incredible technology that is being utilized in our cars today to help keep us and those around us safe on the roads.

Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning systems measure the speed of a car and the amount of space between it and any vehicle in front of it and warn the driver of a potential collision.

Blind Spot Detection

We all know the dangers of our blind spots while driving. These are areas to the side or rear of your car where, as the driver, you have no visibility. Blind spots are a danger when merging between lanes or even backing up. Blind spot detection technology can almost eliminate your blind spots by alerting you when another vehicle is in them.

Lane Departure Warning

The lane departure system is operated by a camera and keeps track of your position on the road and within the lane you are driving in. As you cross over lines without a signal your car will alert you through a sound or even a vibration in the steering wheel.

Back Up Cameras

These are cameras and sensors at the rear of your vehicle that detect when objects or pedestrians are behind your vehicle. Back up cameras and sensors are especially helpful when parking or backing up out of a driveway or parking space.

Automatic Emergency Brakes

When automatic emergency brakes are installed in a vehicle it helps detect other vehicles, objects, animals, pedestrians, and other road hazards that the driver may not see and automatically applies the brakes to prevent collision.

You Still Need Car Insurance

Of course, we all wish to live in a world where car accidents could be completely preventable but no amount of technology can do that. That’s where car insurance comes in. Your line of defense for after an accident happens.

Having these safety features in your car, however, could help you save on car insurance. For Springfield, Ohio auto insurance give our agents at Link-Hellmuth Insurance Agency a call to see how your safety could save you money today.