How Collision Avoidance Systems Are Changing the Way You Drive

Collision avoidance systems are making vehicle operation safer on the jobsite, and it is also making life safer on the roads. An increasing number of vehicles is being introduced to the market equipped with technology that alerts drivers to collision risks, so that they can react before an accident occurs. There are several different collision avoidance systems available, and car manufacturers incorporate them into their vehicles in different ways. Here are some of the avoidance systems that are gaining popularity in today’s cars.

Rear Cross Traffic Alerts

When you’re reversing, it’s hard to keep an eye on everything going on around you, especially because a car or pedestrian can quickly appear in an area you’ve already checked. With rear cross traffic alert systems, your car can detect when something enters the field you will be backing into and then sound an alarm to alert you. You can then adjust your movement to avoid whatever obstruction is in your way. This system can especially helpful if you park in a place where your view is blocked or in an area where kids are playing or pets may be loose.

Blind Spot Monitoring

Many accidents occur when someone changes lanes without seeing another vehicle in his or her blind spot. With blind spot monitoring systems, cameras and radars continually scan the area around a car to alert drivers to objects in their blind spots. An alarm will then sound if a driver attempts to change lanes or otherwise make a motion that puts them at risk of a collision.

Drowsy Driver Detection

Driving while fatigued is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Drowsiness detection systems look for signs of fatigue, such as drifting in the lane and making erratic movements. The system will then alert the driver with an alarm, a vibrating steering wheel, or a brake tap. Drivers can then pull over or take other appropriate measures.

Guardvant brings these keeps of collision avoidance and fatigue detection systems from private vehicles and into the workplace. Contact us today at (520) 299-1911 to learn more about collision avoidance systems.