If it has been some time because you have taken a look at any type of new vehicles, then you could be in for a pleasant surprise when you see the newest technology. It's not extremely as futuristic as George Jetson's ride that becomes a briefcase, but there are still some neat devices nowadays.
Are you one of those people who wouldn't know what to do when your ride is all of a sudden swerves uncontrollably? Fortunately, the technology to stop this chaotic situation is here. This system monitors your speed, steering wheel usage, how you turn, and it calculates the possibility of a slide. If loss of traction is approaching, the system takes over to avoid a possible disaster.
Available on a broad number of new vehicles, this technology uses black and white video cameras and LIDAR to identify the distance from you to the car in front of you. LIDAR is laser radar that sends out a signal that pings or bounces off objects in front of you to identify speed and distance. The driver presets complying with distance then sets cruise line speed using the cruise line control function. If somebody in front of you speeds up, you will also speed up to the predetermined speed. If somebody in front of you brakes or reduces, you will reduce as well. Some systems allow the driver to resume control, and some systems will bring the car to a total stop if required.
This feature is developed to caution a driver when they begin to move out of their lane unless a turn signal is on. This system uses video sensors, lasers, and infrared sensors to identify when your car drifts across the road in either a left or best direction then cautions you accordingly.
With all this new technology available, you have to question the efficacy of some of these features. Adaptive headlights have been found to considerably decrease accidents. This equipment works by rotating your headlights into your turn. This significantly improves your vision and allows you to take corrective action if required.
Acquiring a car can be intimidating, especially if you've never purchased one before. There are a number of steps you can take to prepare yourself and your savings account for this large purchase. Doing your homework now can avoid future headaches.