Investing in safety technology isn’t just about getting out of a bad situation; it’s also about getting out of a bad situation while it’s still in your control. By investing in new safety technology, you can help your family and loved ones stay safe, even when you’re not driving. So, what are some of the most useful things you can learn by studying new safety technology?
LDW systems sense traffic as you reverse
Using driver assistance features like lane departure warning systems can reduce your risk of being involved in a crash. However, these systems are not a substitute for paying attention and taking precautions to avoid getting into a collision.
Lane departure warning systems work by detecting when your car is drifting out of its lane. When the system notices that you’re about to leave your lane, it will give you an audio or visual alert. If you don’t act quickly, your car can roll over or hit another vehicle.
Lane departure warning systems are installed on a wide range of new cars. They are thought to reduce accidents, but the data is mixed. A 2010 study by Insurance Information for Highway Safety showed that LDW systems may reduce accident rates slightly, but they were not linked to fewer accidents.
The International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) has found that LDW systems offer benefits to both drivers and motorists. The study found that a 100% effective LDP system could reduce the number of single-vehicle lane departure crashes by 66.5 percent by 2045.
Several advanced safety systems can help prevent a crash, including forward-collision warning. This system alerts the driver of an impending collision and alerts the driver to a slower moving vehicle in front. Several systems also detect other objects in the path of the vehicle and can activate a quick brake pulse.
ADAS technology has come a long way over the years. Current systems include radar-based sensors and cameras. This technology is common across all makes and models. However, advancements may require recalibration or repairs.
A forward collision warning system uses radar or a camera to monitor the distance between the vehicle in front and the vehicle in front of it. It also uses data on speed, the distance from the vehicle in front of the vehicle, and the speed of the vehicle behind. The system can warn the driver of a collision, allowing the driver to avoid a collision or react quickly.
Automakers offer automated service
GM and BMW aren’t alone in experimenting with subscription based services. Aside from the aforementioned OnStar, a company named Tzuo has developed a commerce platform for two million connected cars. The automobile industry has a long history of experimenting with automated technologies, from mechanization to digital automation to name a few. GM even introduced the world’s first industrial robot, the Unimate. Despite their best efforts, traditional automakers are having a difficult time staying afloat in the long term.
While there’s no silver bullet, automakers are experimenting with new technologies to help improve their bottom line. The best way to do this is by improving communications with both internal and external stakeholders. This may be one of the simplest ways to improve customer satisfaction and increase retention. Likewise, automakers will be required to come up with a more compelling warranty to cover unforeseen problems with their subscription based services.
While the auto industry has embraced automation, there’s still room for improvement. Using advanced analytics to understand customer behaviour will help automakers build market winning offerings in the long run.
Fatigue costs employers $136 billion a year
Occupational fatigue is the inability to perform at work due to physical and mental fatigue. It is also a cause of workplace injuries, accidents, and lost productivity. The National Safety Council estimates that fatigue costs American employers $136 billion a year.
Workers who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation are at a higher risk for a variety of health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, and other illnesses. Moreover, employers are in a good position to educate workers on proper sleep hygiene.
Workers who are fatigued are less productive at work and more distracted. They have a higher risk for workplace accidents and other injuries. As a result, employers pay out $136 billion in lost productivity and health-related lost productivity each year.
Fatigue is also related to decreased cognitive performance. This is important for workers because it increases the risk of making mistakes. It is also associated with heart disease and gastrointestinal problems.