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News   December 29, 2022   by Baxter Hall

Why Using Advanced Tech Gadgets Improves Your Road Safety


In the modern world, technology is advancing at a rapid pace, especially in the way we communicate and navigate the roads. With these advancements come benefits that can improve road safety for everyone. From navigation devices to video cameras and even advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), using tech gadgets on the road can make driving safer and more efficient.

This article will explore six reasons why using advanced tech gadgets improves your road safety. By understanding how these technologies work together to keep you safe on the roads, you can better appreciate their value when it comes time to hit the highway or city streets.

No more unfamiliar roads

First, GPS navigational devices can help you navigate unfamiliar roads or reroute around construction zones. By using up-to-date mapping technology and real-time traffic updates, drivers can avoid hazardous conditions like heavy rain, icy roads, or congestion. This reduces the risk of collisions caused by a lack of knowledge of an area’s road conditions.

Additionally, GPS devices will alert you to speed limit changes, which are especially important when driving in unfamiliar places. Knowing the speed limit can help you avoid costly tickets and other legal issues, while also making sure that you drive safely.

Video evidence

Having video cameras inside your car can serve as an extra pair of eyes and provide valuable evidence in the event of a crash. Advancements in cameras have made them smaller, cheaper, and more capable than ever before. With an interior dash cam with GPS mounted safely to the dashboard or windshield, every drive you take will be recorded so that any details of a crash can be used as evidence. This can help to resolve disputes or insurance claims quickly and effectively.

Additionally, dash cams can provide an extra layer of security against theft by recording anyone who enters the vehicle while it is parked.

And if you have a fleet of vehicles, these cameras can help you better monitor your drivers and ensure they are following company regulations and maintaining safe speeds.

Driver-assistance systems

ADAS technologies such as lane departure warning systems, automatic emergency braking (AEB), blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control are becoming increasingly common in new vehicles. These technologies reduce the amount of work a driver has to do, while also making sure that they are driving safely and following the rules.

For example, lane departure warning systems use sensors and cameras to detect when a car drifts out of its lane and will alert the driver to take corrective action. Similarly, AEB can detect pedestrians or obstacles in the road ahead and automatically apply the brakes if necessary 

These features not only help you drive more safely, but they can also save you time and money by reducing the likelihood of a crash or speeding ticket.

Improved visibility

Advances in lighting technology have made driving safer at night. LED lights are more energy efficient than traditional halogen bulbs and provide better illumination of the road ahead, which increases visibility and reduces the risk of collisions. Many modern vehicles also feature adaptive lighting systems that automatically adjust the intensity of headlights based on speed or ambient light. This ensures that you can always see what’s ahead and react quickly to any obstacles in your path.

On the other hand, rear-view cameras can improve visibility when parking or backing up. By providing a live feed of what’s behind your vehicle, you can be sure that you won’t hit any unseen objects or people in the process.

Increased awareness 

By using tech gadgets, drivers can stay connected and better-informed while on the road. For example, Bluetooth devices can connect to your smartphone or other electronic devices and allow you to make hands-free calls or listen to music without having to take your eyes off the road.

Additionally, apps like Waze use GPS data from other users to provide real-time traffic updates and help drivers avoid congested areas.

Real-time diagnostics

Finally, many modern vehicles come with an onboard diagnostics system that can monitor the performance of your car in real time. This can help you identify problems early and take preventative measures to reduce the risk of a breakdown or other mechanical issues while on the road.

These systems can provide useful information about fuel consumption and engine performance, allowing you to adjust your driving habits to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize wear and tear on your vehicle.

As you can see, by increasing visibility, and awareness, and assisting with driving decisions, these devices can make your journeys safer and smoother. Furthermore, their ability to record evidence of crashes or other incidents makes them invaluable for resolving disputes and insurance claims.

Finally, their real-time diagnostic capabilities can help you better understand your vehicle’s performance and keep it in good shape for longer.