Collision Avoidance Software: Changing Vehicle Safety Standards

Superior Auto Body Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and we have been an SGI APPROVED Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons we have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that we offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require our services. We offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for our clients.. and to help out we will also pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment for you and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. In our latest Saskatoon Autobody and Collision Repair Tips article, we discuss collision avoidance software.

COLLISION AVOIDANCE SOFTWARE

Collision avoidance software is an advanced technology available on an ever-growing range of vehicles, like Tesla’s vehicle fleet.

Could you ever have imagined a time in your life when your car would be able to “notice” other vehicles or pedestrians and their trajectory?  This amazing technology is now readily available, and that means many new cars and trucks can now anticipate collisions, and automatically apply the brakes or take corrective steering actions!!

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Some of these capabilities, such as forward-collision warning systems, have been around for years, mostly on high-end luxury cars. Others, like steering assist and full auto-pilot, are just getting added. We are happy to share that collision-avoidance systems are getting better and are spreading to mainstream cars.

RADAR, CAMERAS AND LASERS UTILIZED IN COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS

These cutting-edge active safety systems rely on a number of sensors, cameras, lasers, and short- and long-range radar. They monitor what is going on around the vehicle—vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and even road signs—as well as the vehicle itself. Inputs are processed by computers, which then prompt some action from the car or the driver. Those actions may start with attention-grabbers, such as a beep, a flashing dashboard icon, a tug from the seatbelt, or a vibration in the seat or steering wheel.

If the driver doesn’t respond, the more advanced systems then apply partial or full braking force. If a warning system emits too many inappropriate alerts, however, then there is an increasing temptation to switch it off.

When you’re driving, you should focus only on the road that is in front of you and if you get in any collision or accident, contact Superior Autobody for all your vehicle repair needs.

If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today. We are a Trusted Saskatoon auto body and collision centre.