Every year in the UK, thousands of people are injured in road traffic accidents and the majority of crashes are caused by human error. In a bid to reduce the number of people injured in collisions on the roads and enhance the driving experience, manufacturers are investing in new and improved technology, including in-car park assist technology, meaning that cars are now more advanced and innovative than ever before.
What is in-car park assist technology and how could it benefit me?
One of the most popular new features on modern cars is in-car park assist technology, which makes parking much simpler and removes the stress of trying to fit in a space. This technology enables you to park with the assistance of an on-board parking attendant, so you’ll never need to ask your passenger to hop out and wave you back again. All you have to do is press the park assist button and the car will do all the hard work for you; before you start the parking process, sensors located on the front and back bumpers will scan the ground to check that the space is large enough.
If the space is a good size, you can then put the car into reverse and the display screen will show you the intended route. The technology will then adjust the starting position of the car to make sure it is in the best place and then move the car backwards; you don’t have to steer, but you do have control of the accelerator, the brakes and the clutch.
If you dread driving, you lack confidence when it comes to navigating tight multi-story car parks or you struggle with parallel parking, this new technology could be really beneficial; you’ll never have to worry about getting into a tight space again.
Reducing the risk of road accidents: Safer driving
Human error accounts for around 90 per cent of accidents on the road according to statistics from RoSpa (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and this means that many car crash injuries could be avoided. Here are some simple tips to promote safer driving:
- stick to the speed limits
- give the vehicle in front of you plenty of space
- always check your mirrors before turning, overtaking or pulling out
- never drink and drive
- stop for a rest if you feel tired
- adjust your speed if the weather conditions are poor
Claiming compensation for a car accident
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and it wasn’t your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out about car crash compensation. If you can prove that you were not to blame, our experienced personal injury lawyers could help you to claim the road traffic compensation you deserve.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice