When buying a car, it is important to look out for quality safety features.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe vehicles are vital in averting crashes and reducing the likelihood of serious injury on the off-chance that they happen.

Luckily, cars made in the 21st Century are built to address this issue and are now often equipped with smart, state-of-the-art technology features to keep drivers safe on the road.

For modern Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, they are not only equipped with sturdy, reliable components but also with software controls in this increasingly technological world.

Cars equipped with Lane Keep Assist will be safer when unintentionally drifting off lanes. Image: Courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover
The Jaguar Land Rover showroom at the new Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Beribi. Image: The Bruneian

One such technology to look out for is Lane Keep Assist.

As creatures of comfort and habit, it is easy to drift out of the lane when you take a moment to change the radio station or talk to the kids in the back seat.

When this unintentional lane drifts happen, cars equipped with such a feature can help steer you back into the lane.

Similarly, another innovative feature is the Blind Spot Assist that is designed to keep you out of harm’s way.

Parking can be one of the trickiest parts of driving. Cars equipped with Park Assist can steer itself when parking. Image: Courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

When the sensors in your car detect another vehicle in or approaching your blind spot, Blind Spot Assist will utilise steering torque to guide your car away from any vehicles.

This feature is especially helpful for new and inexperienced drivers, as well as driving in visually unfavorable conditions.

One of the trickiest parts of driving can be parking. If you are one to get anxious when reverse parking or parallel parking, consider the 360° Camera System.

It makes it easy for drivers to get an all-around view of their surroundings, alerting them to hazards such as other cars, pedestrians and blockage in the parking lot.

The Jaguar showroom the new Jaguar Land Rover Arch. Beribi on 11/01/2020. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Another parking feature to look out for is Advanced Park Assist which makes parking in tight spaces easier than ever.

Cars equipped with this system can accurately steer itself during parking manoeuvres and all you have to do is control the brakes and accelerator.

Many motor accidents are caused by lapses in concentration and focus. This can happen to anyone when the body is fatigued, distracted and inattentive, especially during long commutes or heavy traffic situations.

Modern cars are combatting this by equipping cars with Driver Condition Monitors, a system that collects thousands of data points in an algorithm to detect lapses of concentration and tiredness in the driver and suggests taking a break.

Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Other systems like Cruise Control and Steering Assist make navigating these situations safer and easier.

These smart systems can automatically center your vehicle in lane and will allow you to set a preferred speed and following distance.

There is no need for constant switches between brakes and accelerators anymore when the system automates this process for you.

Finally, look to car dealers that offer roadside assistance.

At Jaguar Land Rover, trained technicians are on stand-by 24/7 and just a phone call away.

Keep track of your blind spots and avert accidents with Blind Spot Assist. Image: Jaguar Land Rover

Human errors are bound to happen and when they do, whether it be minor accidents, break downs, or locking your keys inside your vehicle, it is good to know that your car dealer and insurance agent has a cushion for you to fall on.

It can be overwhelming to look for all these features when searching for your perfect vehicle.

Jaguar Land Rover cars make it convenient by incorporating them as either standard built-in features or optional add-ons into their line of vehicles. They are designed to give you peace of mind both on and off the road.

Visit www.jaguar.com.bn or www.landrover.com.bn to learn more about Jaguar Land Rover cutting-edge car safety features or pay them a visit at Indera Motors showroom in Beribi.

Make traffic jams and commutes safer with Cruise Control System. Image: Courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

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