If you are concerned about the risk of being involved in a vehicle accident, you are not alone. Many people in Connecticut share your concerns. As more work is done to advance the technology that goes into fully autonomous vehicles, many automotive manufacturers are including other features in human-driven cars that have some level of autonomous functioning. These features are designed to increase safety and reduce the chances of accidents from happening.

As explained by Consumer Reports, there are several different types of advanced safety features that may be offered with some new vehicles today. Some of these features are in the form of warnings to drivers and others are features that actively control a vehicle’s movements or actions. An example of a warning feature is one that alerts a driver if they begin to leave their lane of travel. Other features may actively keep a vehicle in the original lane if leaving that lane would result in an accident. Automatic braking when moving forward or backward is another example of this type of feature.

However, even with many new safety features being developed, only a handful of vehicles today actually offer these as standard and many do not offer them at all. Given this, the risk of accidents will remain, making it important for consumers to find other ways to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give Connecticut residents an overview of the types of safety technology that some new cars are being built with and how common these features are on vehicles today.