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What Does Your Car Do?

Learn how to use your automobile’s high-tech safety featuresMaybe you remember the car salesman talking about a certain safety feature, maybe you saw an advertisement for your car and learned about a safety feature, or maybe you discovered the feature on your own while you were driving.

Regardless of how it happened, you know that your car is capable of more than you thought; yet, you aren’t sure how to use the safety features on your vehicle.

The University of Iowa, the National Safety Council, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Want to Change That

Together, these groups have created a new safety campaign to help drivers understand and use the safety features on their cars. The MyCarDoesWhat campaign was officially launched in October 2015. When we first brought you news of this partnership to teach drivers how to use safety features in their cars, we did not have all of the information that we have now.

Now, the website had been launched. Games, videos, and research information are available to teach drivers about:

  • Back-up cameras.
  • Anti-lock braking systems.
  • Blind spot monitors.
  • Automatic emergency braking systems.
  • Lane departure warning systems.
  • Tire pressure monitoring systems.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Adaptive headlights.
  • Automatic parallel parking.
  • Back-up warning systems.
  • Curve speed control.
  • Drowsiness alert systems.
  • Electronic braking assistance.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Forward collision warning.
  • High speed alerts.
  • Hill descent assists.
  • Lane-keeping assists.
  • Night vision.
  • Obstacle detection.
  • Parking sensors.
  • Pedestrian detection.
  • Pushbutton starts.
  • Rear cross-traffic alerts.
  • Road surface warnings.
  • Sideview cameras.
  • Traction control.

Not all of these technologies are new, and this website may be useful for people with both older and newer vehicles.

Please share this information on Facebook and Twitter so that everyone you care about has the information necessary to stay as safe as possible on our roads.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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