4 Car Features That Actually Increase Your Risk of a Crash

Adaptive Cruise Control

ACC maintains a set distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically adjusting the car's speed. However, relying too heavily on ACC without paying attention to changing traffic conditions can lead to delayed reactions and increased crash risk.

Lane-Keeping Assist

LKA uses sensors to keep the car within its lane. However, over-reliance on LKA may lead to driver complacency and inattentiveness, reducing the driver's ability to respond to sudden changes in road conditions or unexpected hazards.

Blind Spot Monitoring

 BSM alerts drivers when there are vehicles in their blind spots. However, solely relying on BSM without checking blind spots manually can create a false sense of security and increase the risk of collisions.

Rearview Cameras

Rearview cameras provide a helpful view of the area behind the vehicle while reversing. However, relying solely on the camera and not checking mirrors or looking over the shoulder can result in a failure to see other obstacles or pedestrians outside the camera's field of view.

Parking Assist

Automated parking systems assist in parking by controlling steering, acceleration, and braking. However, depending solely on this feature without actively monitoring the surroundings can lead to collisions with stationary objects or pedestrians.

Voice-Controlled Systems

Hands-free voice-controlled systems allow drivers to make calls or send messages without using their hands. However, engaging in complex voice commands or conversations can still distract the driver's attention from the road, increasing the risk of a crash.

Advanced Infotainment Systems

Modern infotainment systems offer various features, such as navigation and multimedia control. However, interacting with complex infotainment systems while driving can distract the driver's attention from the road, increasing the risk of crashes.