Pros and Cons of Auto Safety Features

January 9, 2024
Pros and Cons of Auto Safety Features

As Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) become more popular, you may wonder whether you should buy a vehicle equipped with one.

What is an ADAS, and How Does it Make Driving Safer?

An Advanced Driver-Assistance System can help while your car is driving and also when you are parking. Their main objective is to increase driver safety through features:

  • Blind spot detection
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Alerts for cross-traffic
  • Warnings for lane departure
  • Collision warning, forward and rear
  • Road sign recognition
  • Pedestrian detection

These features work by utilizing cameras and sensors to help alert the driver to a potential collision and prevent accidents. Many studies suggest that ADAS does make driving safer. For example, there is 14% less crash involvement for vehicles with blind-spot monitoring compared to cars without this system.

With adaptive cruise control, ADAS also makes long-distance driving easy for drivers. It’s important to understand that these systems are not foolproof. In some cases, such as on an on-ramp, the ADAS can misread vehicles in the next lane as one that is about to collide with the car, so it may engage the automatic brake system.

Do I Need to Buy a Car with an ADAS?

For some drivers, an advanced safety system is a must-needed feature for their vehicle because it helps to prevent damage to people and property. These are great features if you drive a lot or if you are an Uber or Lyft driver.

When considering a car with an ADAS, it’s important to remember these features, such as lane departure, emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring can be expensive to repair. The more costly sensors and calibration requirements for ADAS-equipped vehicles drive up repair costs compared to conventional vehicles.

Although the repairs on an ADAS-equipped vehicle come with a higher cost, many experts say that having a vehicle with ADAS is worth it.

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