Safety Comes First!

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Safety Comes First!

We’ve all heard the beeping sound large trucks make when backing up. The noise is meant to warn you the truck is there. But did you know that many cars now have that technology?

 

Not only that, but more and more new vehicles are being built with a collision sensor for the front of vehicles as well as the back. In fact, a recent Star Tribune article says there are some cars with safety features that will sense trouble and slow down the car or stop it altogether.

 

The Latest in Auto Advances

 

Here are some of the cool features you can look forward to in your vehicle:

 

Say “cheese!” – More and more vehicles will be made with safety cameras installed in various locations in the car. According to the Star Tribune, these cameras will be able to, “read wrong-way road signs, detect large animals such as deer, and even note the colors of traffic lights.”

 

Lighten up. –Automakers have also created adaptive headlights, meaning the headlights in your car move in the direction the car is headed. This helps drivers see around corners.

 

No more gas-guzzlers. – In another 14 years, Car and Driver says “all new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. will have to average 54.5 miles per gallon of gasoline, up from the current 30.8 mpg.”

 

Vehicle safety has come a long way but accidents still happen.

 

In the event you do suffer vehicle damage, let Great Plains Auto Body help you out, call (402) 334-7100.

 

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