Jones Junction discusses favorite high-tech safety features

Advances in automotive technology have lead to many high-tech safety feature buyers should consider in their next vehicle purchase, a recent Jones Junction blog post said.

The safety features include blind-spot monitoring, which detects when another vehicle is in the driver's blind spot, sending an audible or visual alert. This comes in handy when switching lanes on a highway, the posting said. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition is one vehicle that offers a blind-spot sensor as a standard feature, the post said.

Automatic braking systems either stop or drastically slow a vehicle when an oncoming collision is detected. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for approximately 40 percent of all accidents in the United States. Many top automakers realized this and decided to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on cars within the next five years, the posting said. The 2018 Toyota Avalon has this as a standard feature, along with lane departure warning and lane-assist features.

Next spring, backup cameras will be required on all new cars, the posting said. Even though backup cameras are not a new idea, the technology keeps getting better. On the Nissan Armada, the backup view shows up on the rear view mirror. Most cars show the imagery on a dashboard display. The 2017 Nissan Rogue's backup camera shows you what's behind the vehicle and also offers green, yellow and red indicator lines to help gauge how close other objects are to the vehicle, the posting said.

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