3 Top Vehicle Safety Technologies Worth Investing In


Every year, more than 38,000 people lose their lives on the roads of the USA, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Additionally, as many as 4.4 million road users obtain injuries that are severe enough to warrant medical attention. While adhering to the rules of the road is of the utmost importance, technology is making it increasingly easier to stay safe when traversing the highways and byways of the USA. Let’s have a closer look at just three of the many technological innovations that can reduce your risk of being in an accident considerably.

HUDs limit distracted driving

A heads-up display (HUD) is a digital, transparent screen that displays all the relevant vehicle information typically displayed on the dashboard. While some luxury vehicles come with a built-in HUD, portable units are available to use in any vehicle. Gadgets such as the HUDWAY Cast can turn any iOS or Android device into a HUD. Apart from functioning as a GPS, the HUD can also be used to read texts, adjust music and receive calls, thus reducing the amount of time a driver spends looking around the car. This type of distracted driving continues to be a major cause of motor vehicle accidents in the USA, according to specialists at FVF. Using a HUD is therefore not only convenient, but potentially life-saving as well.  

Dashcams capture important details

A dashcam is one of the most useful gadgets a car owner can invest in. It is of great value in the event of a car accident, as it will not only provide clear video footage, but record the GPS location of the car at the time of the accident as well. There are different types of dashcams available on the market. A single-channel camera is used for one-directional recording, and is generally facing the front of the car. A dual-channel dashcam offers both front and rear-view recording, while an in-car model is used to detect both driver and passenger behavior.  While a budget-friendly dashcam can still prove invaluable, more advanced and costlier models sport a range of added features, such as infra-red night modes, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Alexa integration.

Night vision systems keep you safe when it’s dark

Even the best drivers in the world will find it more difficult to see when it is dark outside. Thankfully, a night vision system has the potential to make night-time driving not only safer, but more enjoyable as well. If you drive a luxury vehicle, chances are you already have access to a built-in, infrared night vision system. If not, you can invest in one that can be effortlessly mounted to your windscreen or on top of your dashboard. The typical night vision system is about the size of your rear-view mirror and has a camera pointing out towards the road in front of you. Some high-end models boast a rear-view view as well. With the simple touch of a button, you can effortlessly switch between front and rearview.  

Road safety is of paramount importance. Luckily ever-evolving technology is making it increasingly easy to stay safe on the roads of the USA. 

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