How to prevent car accidents through the use of technology?
In preventing car accidents through the use of technology, reducing the potential for human error is the key.
The ever-evolving technology and features to reduce the possibility of drivers for mistakes have always been a welcome addition by many car manufacturers during design and production, especially the leading brands. This is because human error has been the top cause of automobile accidents. See below for some key technologies that are being implemented right now to prevent car accidents.
Automatic Emergency Braking Systems: Rear-end accidents typically account for about 1/3 of all reported car accidents every year. To help prevent injuries from this type of accident, two types of braking assist technologies are designed – (1) Dynamic Brake Support, which kicks in when a driver is braking, though not hard enough to avoid a collision and (2) Crash Imminent Braking, which implements detection of an impending crash with another vehicle and stops or slows the car even without the driver’s action.
Backup Cameras: Backup cameras or rearview video systems are designed to help prevent crashes and accidents due to backing up which often involves pedestrians or bicyclists being hit when a car is pulling out from a driveway or a parking spot. Whenever the car is in reverse, the camera turns on which allows the driver a better view of the area behind the vehicle. This technology is of utmost importance for the prevention of car accidents that it has been mandatory on all new vehicles since May 2018.
Lane Departure Warnings: A warning, when the car is drifting out of the lane and the turn signal is on, can be very helpful for distracting and getting back the driver’s attention on the road before they cause any accident related to this error. This safety technology is implemented with the use of cameras to keep track of the car’s position with respect to the lane markings. Some auto manufacturers use a version of this technology that automatically takes control of the vehicle and brings it back in the lane for the driver.
Blind Spot Detection: When changing lanes, it is important to make sure that the blind spots are clear of any vehicle – this is the purpose of the Blind Spot Detection technology. A constant update on the blind spot status is provided by some versions of this technology, while others only provide warnings and information when the turn signal is on.
Technology Isn’t Perfect
Of course, even the most technologically advanced vehicle still has the potential to be involved in an accident. If this happens due to a failure of the safety technology, it may be possible to secure compensation by filing a claim against the manufacturer.
Given all of these advanced technologies, a top tier vehicle having all the available accident prevention features still has some possibility to cause an accident. If the failure of any of these safety technologies proved to be the cause of a vehicular accident, it may be possible to be entitled to compensation from the car manufacturer. We have been involved in many major lawsuits on vehicle defects. You can be assured that we have the resources, skills, experience, and connections to help you win even against big auto manufacturers.
If you’ve been involved and injured by a vehicle defect, do not hesitate to contact a car accident lawyer to help you.