Why Advanced Safety Systems for Cars and Work Vehicles Matter

On one sunny day in 2016, the family of Roger are due to visit the great outdoors to enjoy a weekend of picnic and camping. It was a clear day, and road traffic according to the radio announcer was manageable, with a few gridlocks in major thoroughfares in the city. Roger confidently drove his wife’s 2016 blue Subaru Forester down a busy four-lane divided roadway to pick up food and beverages, and looking forward for a fun-filled day with his family. Without warning, a truck in the next lane cut across Rogers lane to turn into a fast-food drive-through. Before Rogers can reach to the situation, the automatic emergency braking system (Eyesight) of the Subaru Forester gets into the action, narrowly avoiding a damaging (and potentially lethal) crash. When he was interviewed after a few hours, he can’t help but feel nervous and afraid. He shared that if not for the advanced safety system in place, then an accident could have happened and worse, it could have been fatal.

Protects the drivers and passengers every step of the way

This story is just one of the many shared by car owners and corporate executives regarding the importance of advanced safety systems on cars. Advanced safety systems are now mandatory in most modern cars, and for the right reasons. And more than the presence of these safety systems, car owners and consumers are now informed about the benefits and advantages of having these technologies. According to one leading consumer organization and advocate, most of their car owners own cars with these technologies and they are satisfied with the presence of these systems.

In the last few years, manufacturers have been developing and introducing a number of active safety systems including but not limited to:

  • Automatic emergency braking (AEB). Brakes are automatically applied when the system detects a potential collision on and off the road.
  • Forward-collision warning (FCW). The car will produce sounds or audible alerts that will inform the driver about an impending collision.
  • Blind-spot warning (BSW). The sounds and audible alerts are produced in the blind spot. The same warning sounds may be produced if the system will detect another car in the other lane.
  • Rear cross-traffic warning. The system will produce audible sounds or even visuals if it can detect another car that will get into the range of the rear camera.
  • Rear automatic emergency braking or Rear AEB. This is another safety accessory that will automatically put on the brakes to prevent backing into another car or object behind the vehicle.

For older cars and company service vehicles and trucks, a number of safety accessories and systems can be added as well to keep these vehicles safe. For example, car owners and companies that run trucks and construction equipment can invest in reversing mirrors and cameras to help drivers see the blind side when backing up. Whatever the type of advanced safety equipment, its installation can definitely protect the drivers.

Helps promote a safe and productive workplace at all times

The addition of these safety systems is also beneficial in the work environment, especially when the drivers and employees are informed. If the fleet of service vehicles are equipped with these safety systems, organizations can count on a streamlined service, free from accidents and damages to health and properties. When accidents are avoided, companies and organizations can realize savings and protect the manpower from costly hospitalization costs and expenses related to the accidents. Organizations are more efficient, and the brand and corporate reputation are enhanced when accidents are prevented and employees are protected, thanks to the use of advanced safety systems and reversing systems.