Chevrolet is a brand name that make people relate with a vast variety of vehicle types that are reliable, as well as safe to drive. The latest models that wear the Chevrolet bow can be set as the best examples, how Chevrolet has ensured safety in each of them. Ask any authentic Chevrolet staff like we did at the Smithfield Chevrolet dealer showroom, and we were enthusiastically shown all the safety features that are now being installed on the Chevrolet vehicles either as standard or optional ones, depending upon the trim and model you choose.
Front Pedestrian and Automatic Emergency Braking
This is a system that can automatically detect whenever there is any pedestrian walking ahead of your car and is close enough to cause a collision, if the brakes are not applied in time. By detecting this, it also sends an alert to the driver to prompt an immediate action, failing which it starts applying the brakes on behalf of the driver.
Adaptive Cruise Control
This is a feature that uses a forward-looking camera in order to enhance the system of regular cruise control that is all about automatically adjusting the vehicle speed to maintain a recommended gap between the concerned vehicle and other vehicles that are being detected at the front. In most cases, this gap is driver-selected. The system starts checking the vehicle speed in tune with the distance with the other vehicles at the front, by slowing down the car, or by applying brakes, wherever necessary.
Lane Keep Assist with Side Blind Zone Alert
This an available feature on most Chevrolet vehicles that sends side mirror alerts to the driver to help him prevent the car from any potential collision while changing the lane. This is important as in most cases, while changing the lane, the driver fails to see the blind zones at the sides, where any other vehicle, pedestrian or animal can come and collide with the car. To avoid such probabilities of crashes the side blind zone initiates an alert and helps the driver to change the direction to avoid it.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
This is an automated safety system that enables gentle steering wheel turns and initiate Lane Departure Warning alerts whenever necessary to help the drivers to avoid potential crashes because of sudden drifting out of their original drive lane especially when their turn signal is not activated.
Forward Collision Alert
This is one of the most common safety systems enabled in latest Chevrolet cars that is based on sensors that can detect whenever there is a probability of a front-end collision. Once detected, the system starts initiates the process of sending alerts to the driver to take necessary driving actions to prevent the potential crash. It also starts alerting if the system can detect a car too close in front of the car being driven.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
As rightly explained by the Smithfield Chevrolet experts, collisions can also take place, when a car is reversing, or when a following car comes too near the rear end and rams into it. This feature gets activated whenever the driver engages the reverse gear allowing the driver to know if any obstacle is approaching the car from the rear end.