7 Ways Technology Is Making Cars More Secure

    The rapid pace of technological developments are being felt in virtually every aspect of our lives. This is also true of the automotive sector, with technology making our cars more secure. From airbags to anti-lock braking systems, technology has come a long way in making cars safe.

    If you want to make your car safer, be sure to embrace the following top 8 technologies!

    Vehicle Access With ANPR

    You’re probably wondering what ANPR is. This acronym stands for Automatic Number Plate Recognition, and although you’ve likely never heard of it, you probably come across this technology all the time. This system scans and registers car number plates as part of access control or law enforcement systems. In busy parking lots, this technology is helpful as well with ANPR Access Control infrastructure helping to managing entry and exit of vehicles, as well as space availability.

    How Does It Work?

    These system use  ANPR cameras at entry points to identify and read the number plate when a vehicle approaches. This camera will send the number to the access control unit for validation. If the number is valid, the unit will tell the entry barrier to open and allow the vehicle to enter. This makes your car more secure by preventing the entry of an unauthorised vehicles, and so reducing the risk of malicious individuals entering the parking area.

    This technology can also be used for counting the vehicles in a commercial parking lot. Some parking lots will have space only for a specific number of cars. In these systems, the signal for opening the barrier also sends the signal to the control unit. The same is applied to the exit, meaning the associated count management system can keep track of the number of vehicles entering as well as leaving the lot. Therefore, the remaining space can be easily calculated and used to allow or deny entry to new vehicles.

    Vehicle Self-Braking Systems

    Self-braking is, of course, not a new technology. However, it has improved greatly in recent years. Of course, self-braking systems do not bring your vehicle to a complete halt. However, this system will come in handy in the event of loss of control, helping to keep you safe.

    How Does It Work?

    Self-braking systems work with sensors at the front of your vehicle. These sensors will alert you whenever your vehicle is approaching an object or a person. For example, when a person unexpectedly crosses the road in front of your vehicle, this system will automatically slow your car down.

    Active Health Monitoring

    You might be wondering where does health comes into the picture when it comes to cars. However, if you think about it, you need to be healthy to safely drive a car. This is what the active health monitoring technology will keep track of.

    How Does It Work?

    As you can probably gather from the name, Active Health Monitoring assesses the driver’s health metrics. It then tells you whether it is safe to drive or not. It works with sensors such as electrodes that are placed in places like the steering wheel and seatbelt. It will check your heart rate, blood pressure, glucose and other vital to check whether you are ok to drive.

    Blind Spot Sensors

    At times, even experienced drivers may be surprised by a vehicle in their blind spot. Blind Spot Sensors help you to avoid this issue, which can cause minor mishaps or even serious accidents.

    How Does It Work?

    Blind Spot Sensors work by connecting sensors to the car’s visual and auditory systems. They scan the vehicle’s blind spots and alert the driver as necessary.

    Lane Detection

    If you often drive on busy roads, lane detection technology will come in handy. This  helps to prevent accidents by warning you when you drift from your lane.

    How Does It Work?

    Again, this technology relies on sensors. The sensors detect the vehicles nearby as well as the lane markings to alert you when you unintentionally move away from your lane. The most advanced systems using this technology can automatically correct the path of your vehicle.

    Adaptive Headlights

    This intelligent headlight technology will adjust the headlights based on the road. For example, when you drive on dark roads, it will give you better visibility by automatically increasing the lighting.

    How Does It Work?

    This technology works by automatically triggering the lights to make them brighter when needed. It will also adjust the light to a high or low beam based on driving conditions to ensure safe driving.

    Driver Alertness Monitoring

    When you drive long distances or for a long time, you can often feel drowsy. This can be very dangerous and may lead to accidents. This system will warn you immediately before it becomes too late.

    How Does It Work?

    This technology works by understanding your driving pattern. When you drift or if you suddenly slow down, it will immediately warn you with an alarm.

    Final Verdict

    Technology has come a long way and can even make you, your car, and your passengers safer. Of course, technology cannot replace good driving skills but it can undoubtedly make a difference and help to keep you safe and allow you to make your journey with complete peace of mind.

    No matter the car, you’re still vulnerable to accidents on the road, and even if you’re safe in your car – you’re going to need to deal with the aftermath. Exchanging information, consider contacting a car crash lawyer, and checking in at the hospital just to make sure. You should always make sure to cover yourself if you’re ever caught in a road collision

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