Your Auto Technology Guide: My Car Does What?

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Are you having trouble adjusting the spacing on your FCP, or can’t seem to enable your haptic LCAS?  Help is here.

If that sentence was not completely clear to you, you are not alone.  Driver aids and active safety systems are evolving so rapidly we can’t even make up acronyms fast enough.  It took a decade before people really started to understand anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and adapted their emergency driving habits to make the most of that technology that we all take for granted now.

Ford Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection Technology

Here at BestRide, we try hard to cover all aspects of in-vehicle technology, and dive-deep on how they work so readers can understand their benefits.  Just a few of the many driver aids and technologies we have recently covered include:

Forward Collision Prevention (FCP)

Back-up Cameras

– Forward Vision Camera Systems

 – In-car WiFi

– Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems ( TPMS)

 – Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

– Continuously Variable Transmissions( CVTs)

my car does what

One new group, aptly named “My Car Does What”, has dedicated itself to helping new car owners figure out what all the goodies they just bought actually do.  Started by the National Safety Council and the University of Iowa, the group’s goals are to help drivers know more about how their car works and drive safer.  Hopefully our feature stories or this new website can help you to make the most of your car’s newest features.  If all else fails, there is always that owner’s manual the size and weight of a cinder block someplace in the trunk.