Is the new technology in your car helping you or hurting you? California Casualty is very interested in making sure your vehicle is safe for you and your family.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the technology could lead to an era of virtually zero highway deaths and could cut traffic congestion, suggested Mark Rosekind, an administrator for NHTSA. David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power states that automakers are focusing on giving consumers the new features and technology they want. The mechanical problems that are traditional have vanished. Thanks to the newest vehicles of today, the quality is better than ever.
Some of the latest features include:
- Advanced Backup Cameras– Being able to see all angles while in reverse
- Automatic Steering- Helps keep the vehicle in the lane, should you become distracted.
- Smartphone Vehicle Management- Locates the car, starts the engine, or call for roadside assistance.
- Self-Parking Systems- System uses sensors, cameras, and other technology to automatically park the vehicle.
But could they be more harm than good? Recent smartphone technology in these cars could enhance distracted driving. Kim Komando, a digital expert, also says that the new computers in cars can make them easier to hack. How safe is it if you have a car that can drive itself? Who is to blame if in an accident? Is it the driver or manufacturer?
Here is a list of actions to take before purchasing a vehicle with new technology.
- Research the vehicle– The more you know about the vehicle will reduce the stress of buying.
- Ask the seller- Ask the seller, whether it be private or dealership, to see all the features that the car can do before purchasing.
- Check your coverage– Check in with your insurance company to see about accidents caused by technology, and how it affects your policy.
Getting a new vehicle is exciting, that is why it is important to know the facts of serious purchasing.