DETROIT – Many new cars are being built with sensors incorporated into the design which are similar to the aftermarket options available for existing vehicles. These sensors allow the car to detect nearby objects, such as other cars, people, or pillars and posts, and then notify the driver that they’re getting too close.

Sensors are, without a doubt, IMPROV California improving the driving experience. Here’s a look at some reasons why these devices are making sucha a difference and where they’re implemented.

Collision detection

Sensors can be used to help prevent drivers from getting involved in collisions, be it with other drivers or pedestrians.

These sensors work by alerting you of an impending collision before it’s too late, giving you time to react so that you can make adjustments to prevent the incident or limit its impact.

One of the leading collision detection sensors is the Mobileye 8 Connect. This piece of technology is great for larger vehicles and is a good option for business owners who want to protect their entire fleet.

By giving warnings for forward collisions, pedestrian collisions, and more, sensors provide your vehicle with a protective bubble to ensure that no nasty accidents happen.

Parking and reversing

Sensors can also be a great tool for when you’re trying to park, especially if you need to reverse to get into a space. Most sensors are positioned at the back of the car, so they will be most effective when trying to reverse into a spot. When reversing, the sensors will beep, and the frequency of the beep corresponds to how close you are to an obstacle. A faster beeping means that you’re close to hitting something.

Some cars go beyond simple sensors and actually come with a camera that drivers can view to give them a better view of what’s behind the car. This can make parking and reversing a lot easier. If you struggle to reverse park, these devices can make parking a lot easier.

Lane departure

It’s possible to get sensors for your car that will track to see how close you are from involuntarily drifting from your current lane. This can make driving on a highway much safer, as it limits the chances of drifting into a different lane and causing collisions.

The sensors will give you an audio alert if you’re close to going over a lane, helping you to stay on the straight and narrow. This tech is great for long-distance drivers who may be fatigued and, as a result, could start drifting without wanting.


There’s a lot of tech out there that’s made driving safer and easier for people. However, one of the best pieces of technology is sensors. They can alert you to potential collisions, stop you from hitting things when you park, and are also capable of stopping you from drifting into traffic.

Sensors are included in a lot of modern cars; however, it’s also possible to buy sensors to add to your vehicle yourself. Sensors like the Mobileye are a great car extension and provide some of the best protection and support.

Bio: James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.