(7) Assistive parking systems – enabling self-park or providing driving assistance
Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor CompanyEnlarge Photo
(8) Voice-activated systems – permits hands-free feature access via voice command
(9) Crash-mitigation systems – able to detect an imminent collision
(10) Drowsy driver alerts – able to detect an inattentive driver and issue a warning alertWhat can you do with this list? Compare them with the technologies you have on your vehicle. Check your owner’s manual to better understand how the technologies on your vehicle function. If you’re considering buying a new vehicle, be sure to have the dealer thoroughly explain and demonstrate the benefits and uses of the various technologies.