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For individuals who are accustom to modern cars, it is hard to imagine what it was like to ride in one of the very first vehicles ever built. Early vehicles lacked many of the features that modern cars have, like glass windows and reliable brakes, and did not include features that were designed to protect their riders’ safety. Over time, safety elements like seatbelts, airbags, and other features were added to cars to make them both functional and secure for Seattle drivers and passengers.

In the 21st century, vehicle safety has exploded with advanced technological innovations. One type of innovation is the Advanced Driver-Assisted System (ADAS). The ADAS allows a vehicle to respond in small ways to driving conditions to help drivers avoid dangerous and sometimes deadly collisions.

For example, some vehicles with ADAS can sense through cameras when another vehicle or obstacle is in its blind spot or behind it. If the driver of the ADAS enabled car attempts to maneuver into such a space that is occupied by another vehicle, the ADAS car will signal and potentially prevent its driver from takin the dangerous action.

Recent studies on the success of ADAS and ADAS-like vehicle systems have yielded definitive information that the safety innovations are working. Cars with ADAS are involved in fewer collisions and result in fewer personal and property-based losses for those who do find themselves in crashes and accidents.

In the end, drivers must decide whether they wish to invest in vehicles equipped with ADAS and other advanced technological systems. Those who do may help make the roads safer by driving smart vehicles that are capable avoiding some accidents. This post offers no advice or guidance to its readers, and individuals who are harmed in car crashes should consider getting legal help from trusted personal injury attorneys.