We’re in the midst of the technology age, and there have been several advances in safety that just make us say “Whee!”

Check ‘em out:
  • Head-up display (HUD)
    Previously only found in military aircraft and video games, HUD is a transparent display of information that will not obstruct the user’s field of vision. This technology found its way into the automotive circuit back in 1988, with the debut of the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.
  • Night Vision
    Using infrared technology, a camera would increase visibility of darker objects on our near horizon. Some systems could be launched as early as 2008.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
    Alerting sensors in vehicles to alert when your tire pressure falls 25% below the recommended inflation pressure, designated by the automaker. This also monitors possible leaks or punctures in your tires.
  • Ultrasonic Park Assist
    Sensors that enhance convenience by using infrared and ultrasonic technologies to assist in parking the car. The sensors are placed on strategic locations around the perimeter to aid in parking, reversing and blind-spot detection.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    This technology allows the car to maintain a set speed, but upon reaching another car, will automatically slow down and adjust to the speed in the car in front of you to maintain a safe gap between the two of you.
  • Adaptive Forward Lighting
    Responsive and long-lasting LED headlamps that adjust the direction and shape of the beam to point where it should – in the direction the car is moving.
  • Rollover Prevention
    This is when the system will apply the brakes in event of a possible rollover, and help to maintain the throttle, keeping you on track.
  • Emergency Brake Assist
    The brake assist will apply additional brake pressure to help stop the brakes in case of an emergency.
  • Emergency Response
    This may come in the form of a radio transmission that will alert the officials, or control important functions of the car, i.e., unlocking doors, disconnecting the battery, turning off lights, etc. to ensure your safety.