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Car & Truck Show To Unveil New Auto Safety Technologies

According to recent articles, consumers usually are specially concerned about safety while shopping for a new vehicle.

Reports show that data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the number of fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents has dropped to its lowest in 60 years. Some safety experts believe that this is due to the fact that most vehicles are equipped with a series of safety devices and features that were unthinkable years ago. Innovations may have made driving a much safer activity, especially if drivers are also better drivers by following traffic rules while behind the wheel.

Multiple car manufacturers will be showcasing its latest innovations in the field of auto safety technologies during this year’s Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show, which will happen between February 8th and 10th.

According to the news, 2013 car models and improved safety features designed to make roads safer will be featured in this car show. Some of the technologies scheduled to make an appearance include Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist System, which is a feature that will be available to owners of the 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited. This technology includes a camera-based driver-assist technology that avoids collisions and offers lane departure warnings. This technology also offers drivers a technology that allows the cruise control do adapt to the traffic.

Consumers may opt to activate the pedestrian detection system in the new Outlook and Legacy models.

According to the articles mentioning this upcoming car show, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and rollover prevention technology will also be showcased. New software that is linked to on-board sensors will detect an over or under steering and proceed to apply pressure on the brakes to help the drivers to correct the vehicle’s course. Reports also show that adaptive headlights will be also showcased in this event. According to experts, these devices will move to show where the car is going, which could mean that a curve ahead will be illuminated in order to show what the driver could not see if his or her car was equipped with headlights that simply point straight ahead.

A technology that may also excite some include the night vision assist, which is a night-vision goggle for cars. Special cameras will be picking up heat signatures and showing the images on the vehicle’s dashboard screen.

Other technologies scheduled to be showcase during the event include intelligent airbags, collision warning, distance control assist and automatic braking.

To learn more about this event and the safety technologies that are making our roads safer, click here for the full article.

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