Animated video - Active safety systems: what are they and how do they work?

Watch this short animated video to learn more about active safety systems for passenger cars and how they work. Active safety covers vehicle safety measures that can avoid accidents altogether or at least actively help the driver to mitigate the impact of emergency situations.

Think, for example, of systems that give more control to the driver in dangerous situations, such as anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). There are also autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems that automatically intervene if the driver doesn’t react, as well as technology to ensure that you don’t leave your lane unintendedly, like lane departure warning (LDW).

Simply put, active safety systems prevent or mitigate an accident pre-impact – so before it actually happens or contact is made.

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