2014 Chicago Auto Show Premiers New Safety Features

The auto show that
travels around the country every, including at Chicago’s McCormick Place,
always has a flavor of new vehicle safety features. As  Medill Reports noted
in a recent article, 2014 was no different. 
The 2014 Hyundai Genesis featured a new
automatic emergency braking system. The front camera and the front radar
combine to alert you to a possible crash and will signal the breaks to go off
for you. 

“It’s
ultimately all about safety features this year,” said Jim Vurpillat, director
of Emerging Markets at Cadillac. “If you can have all that radar around you to
protect you, it avoids accidents. All of these technologies have been rolling
out to enhance your driving capabilities.” At the Chicago Auto Show
Cadillac showed off the newest radar and camera safety features added to all of
its 2014 and 2015 models, such as advanced breaking, and front and rear
obstacle protection.  One of Cadillac’s most highly-touted features is a
seat buzzer that alerts the driver if the car begins to drift out of a lane.


The technology is similar to Buick’s, which also
alerts a driver via seat vibration. The alert is activated along with the turn
signal. If a vehicle is coming from the right, the right side of the driver’s
seat will buzz or from the left if a vehicle approaches from the left side. The
entire seat will vibrate if there are two vehicles approaching on both sides.

It
always amazes me the type of new technology car makers are able to implement
every year. It will be interesting to see in the years to come, when these
safety systems become more prevalent, whether the number of car accidents
actually decreases.

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