Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car
05.11.2021 | VECLESUS® Rear View Safety | Rear view safety industry news

Old vehicles can learn new deceives.

For a couple hundred dollars, drivers can add new wellbeing innovation — like forward crash notice frameworks or backup cameras — to more seasoned vehicles.

Vehicles are enduring longer than any time in recent memory because of improving quality. The normal U.S. vehicle is currently 11.6 years old, as indicated by the counseling firm IHS Markit.

In any case, that implies a large number of vehicle proprietors are passing up innovation that might actually save their lives. Forward impact notice rear view camera, for instance, can lessen the danger of an accident by 27%, as indicated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

But that implies a huge number of vehicle proprietors are passing up innovation that might actually save their lives. Forward impact notice frameworks, for instance, can diminish the danger of an accident by 27%, as per the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Customers need to figure it out to conclude whether it's smarter to add secondary selling frameworks to a more established vehicle or set something aside for another one. Equilibrium the expense of new wellbeing — which can be weighty — with the expanded support more established vehicles typically need. On the off chance that you don't need an additional backup camera jumbling up your dashboard, you might need to put something aside for another vehicle with worked in frameworks.

The quality of aftermarket systems varies considerably. Read reviews or ask a trusted mechanic for recommendations.

Here are four safety features to consider:

FORWARD COLLISION WARNING/LANE DEPARTURE WARNING: Sinclair suggests a system from Mobileye, a tech company that also supplies most major automakers. Mobileye's cameras and software can recognize other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and even speed limit signs. The system alerts drivers when they leave a lane and when a collision is up to 2.7 seconds away. 

There are many less expensive and easy-to-install dashboard cameras that double as collision warning systems. Garmin's Dash Cam 35 monitors up to 130 feet in front of the vehicle; if the driver is going 30 mph or faster, it will issue audio and visual alerts of impending collisions.

BLIND SPOT DETECTION: Blind spot systems use sensors to monitor the sides of the vehicle and flash an icon to the driver if something is in the way.

BACKUP CAMERA: According to government statistics, roughly 250 people are killed each year in backover accidents, many of them children. China's Yada brand makes a weather-proof rear view camera with night vision that attaches to the rear of the car. When the car is in reverse, it sends images wirelessly to a 4.3-inch monitor.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Hum, developed by Verizon, works like General Motors' OnStar system. It will automatically call emergency services if the car has been in an accident. It sends alerts to drivers' phones if there's a mechanical problem and lets drivers press a button if they need roadside assistance.