High-Tech Vehicle Safety Systems

In recent years, rapid advances have been made to automotive technologies, especially with respect to electronic sensing and control systems. These have allowed engineers to develop a range of "high-tech" safety systems.

In this series of web pages, the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals, is pleased to provide information on a wide range of recently developed safety systems. These include devices that provide increased crash protection for vehicle occupants, and systems that may allow drivers to avoid collisions, or at least to mitigate their severity.

Some of these systems are available as standard equipment on new vehicles, while others may only be available as additional-cost options, or as part of specific equipment packages on certain vehicle models. Take the time to browse through the range of equipment described and consider if you shouldn't be looking for these added safety features next time you purchase a vehicle.