Is Tech Making Driving Safer?

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In a few years, we might all be riding around in self-driving cars. Over on silicon valley, these new vehicles of the future are already being tried out and tested. Every major car company is currently in the process of trying to perfect this tech and ready it for the market. But don’t make the mistake of thinking this advance is going to arrive overnight. It will take years for them to perfect it and make sure that it is road safe. However, it’s not the only tech idea floating around, designed to make driving safe. In fact, technology is constantly being developed to make driving a safer way to travel. We often forget how dangerous driving is. So, it’s good news that these tech concepts are in the planning stages now. Some are already on the market.

Rear Camera

If you want a rear camera on your car, all you need to do is head down to your nearest car depot store. They’ll have them on sale at bargain prices. Some cars now come equipped with them because they are not seen as an add-on anymore, they’re a necessity. With a rear camera, you can record everything that’s happening around your car at all times. That means that if you are in an accident, you’ll be able to show whether or not it was your fault. The device records all the footage so that you can get all the facts. You will never again have to worry about whether you hit another person’s car. You’ll be able to prove that you didn’t.

HID Bulbs

What are HID Lights? HID lights are bulbs that are a lot brighter and far more advanced than halogen bulbs. Halogen bulbs are the type that come pre-equipped with almost every new car that you can buy. But with HID kits, you can install bulbs that are brighter and offer a more clear white light. This is a lot more beneficial than the yellow-tinged light a halogen bulb emits. You’ll be able to see the road clear even in the worst conditions. The biggest fear out on the road is that you will hit a pedestrian. With these new light bulbs, you’ll always be able to see what’s ahead of you. Another advantage is that these lights are more energy efficient so you will be using less power.

Inebriation Check

This tech is still being tested, and it’s not ready for market as of yet. But rest assured it may be installed in cars as soon as they work out the kinks. The tech operates by checking how much alcohol is in your system or if it detects drugs. If it does the tech switches off the engine, essentially turning your car into a brick. The tech is controversial due to the level of power held over the owner. But it’s difficult to deny this would make the road safer. The problem is knowing what level the engine should switch off at and when it should switch back on. Tech malfunctions could also leave drivers stranded through no fault of their own.

We’re not sure what tech will be present in future cars to protect our lives. But we certainly welcome any advances that make the roads a safer place to be.

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