- Posted by Sanderson Lincoln
- On March 5, 2016
Auto safety technology has truly come of age in recent years. We’ve evolved from the days of seat belts and airbags to an age of early warning systems, automatic braking and, in the event of a crash, automatic notification systems that can have help arriving within minutes of a collision.
Onboard computers, radar sensors, lasers and cameras are giving us safety features that were previously the stuff of science fiction. The newest technology not only warns the operator of a potential accident, it also prepares the car and occupants for impact, and in some cases, automatically applies the brakes to avoid a crash if the driver is slow to act.
Lincoln vehicles lead the way in this technology. Safety features like adaptive cruise control (ACC) and collision warning with brake support (CWBS) available on many models make these vehicles not only luxurious to drive, but also some of the safest cars on the road.
ACC and CWBS are just two of the advanced safety features available on new Lincoln cars. Let’s look at some of the other accident prevention technologies offered on their new models.
Avoiding Accidents with Driver Assist Technology
Lincoln has been an industry leader in offering technologies like advanced vehicle handling and braking capabilities to assist drivers in avoiding collisions. They also offer a variety of technologies that support routine driving tasks that can impact driver’s safety and accident prevention. Let’s examine some of the cutting edge driver assist technology that can be found on new models.
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)– ACC helps drivers to maintain a pre-set following distance from the vehicle in front of them. Unlike static cruise control, ACC adjusts the speed of your car to maintain the pre-set distance. ACC reduces the instances of rear-end accidents.
- Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support (CWBS) –Using the same radar component as ACC, CWBS provides drivers with an audible and visual warning when the system detects a high risk of collision with the vehicle in front of you. In the event the driver does not react quickly, the car will boost the performance of the braking system to provide faster brake performance.
- Lane Keeping System (LKS) –The LKS helps to prevent accidents by keeping drivers from drifting out of their lane. It uses a forward-facing camera to monitor lane lines. Consisting of three elements, which are Driver Alert, Lane-Keeping Alert, and Lane-Keeping Aid, Lincoln’s LKS system offers the driver audible and visual alerts if the car begins to drift out of its lane. The Lane-Keeping Aid goes a step further and applies steering torque in the direction the driver needs to steer to stay in their lane.
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA)–BLIS and CTA use rear corner-mounted radar to detect other vehicles in the blind spots around your car. When a vehicle is detected, the system responds with a warning light located in the side-view mirrors when the car is moving forward. When backing out of a parking space, the system illuminates the mirror light and adds a warning chime and a text alert message in the instrument cluster. Many accidents happen when a driver is unaware of another vehicle in their car’s blind spots, but Lincoln has greatly reduced this threat with their BLIS/CTA system.
Lincoln has been an industry leader when it comes to technological advances to help ensure driver safety. Sanderson Lincoln offers the full line-up of top quality Lincoln vehicles. Stop by our showroom for a test drive and to learn more about the amazing technological advances available in today’s Lincoln cars!