Safety Technology

Understanding vehicle safety features is critical when purchasing a car. For over 30 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has driven hi-tech safety innovations and helped consumers buy safer cars through its 5-Star Safety Ratings System. Starting with 2011 models, enhanced technology is paving the way for more rigorous testing, and ultimately safer cars.

Image of car highlighting Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which maintains vehicle control; Forward Collision, which detects vehicles ahead, cautioning drivers of impending collisions; and Lane Departure Warning (LEW) which monitors lane markings on the road and cautions the driver of unintentional lane drift.
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