Accident avoidance systems are becoming increasingly popular in cars, helping drivers to stay safer than ever on the road. However, most of the accident avoidance systems out there are focused on front-of-the-car obstructions and lane proximity. This isn't going to help you much with rear-end collision threats. If you are looking to reduce your risk of rear-end collisions as well, there are some features that you can add to your car.
A reverse camera is a unit that's mounted to your rear bumper, usually over the license plate, to provide you with a clear picture of what is behind the car at any time. Engaged when you put the car in reverse, these camera systems often have visual markers that show you your car's path based on how the wheels are turned. Not only can a system like this help you to back your car up more effectively, but it also makes it far easier for you to see obstructions behind you when you put your car in reverse. The camera system is typically either integrated into the information panel or added to your rear-view mirror for easy viewing.
Rear-End Collision Avoidance System
A rear-end collision avoidance system is a powerful tool for reducing your risk of rear-end collisions. These systems activate your car's brake lights at predetermined periods based on your driving habits, alerting others on the road to the possibility that you may be hitting your brakes. For example, they are usually designed to activate the lights when you hit the throttle heavily for a predetermined period of time. The theory is that, when you accelerate quickly, you will also have to reduce your speed shortly thereafter. Rather than simply waiting for your own physical reaction time to hit the brakes, the system engages the brake lights a few seconds earlier to get the attention of the drivers behind you and reduce the chances that they will hit you. In addition, many of these systems also include strobe activation. The strobe system will cause your brake lights to flash in instances of low visibility, such as daylight hours, to make them more visible to the drivers around you.
These are two great features that can help you to reduce your risk of a rear-end collision. Contact a company like VTR Corp, Inc. for more information about rear-end collision avoidance systems and how they might work for you.