Vehicle technologies are miles ahead of where they used to be. New driver assistance technologies can make our roads safer for everyone: drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. Get up to speed on these technologies.
Know your vehicle's safety technologies
Many vehicles sold today come with driver assistance technologies… Like...
Blind spot monitoring, which alerts you if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot.
Automated emergency braking, which applies the brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of potential collisions ahead.
Or adaptive cruise control, which maintains your speed and following distance.
But not all systems work the same way, or use the same names.
Learn more about what your vehicle can and can’t do by:
Reading your owner’s manual, visiting a manufacturer’s website, or visiting Canada.ca/driver-assistance.
The more you know about these safety technologies, the safer you’ll be.
You are your vehicle's best safety system
Today’s vehicles feature many new driver assistance technologies, which could help prevent collisions, and save lives.
Some systems provide warnings to the driver. Like blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning.
Others activate momentarily in emergency situations, like automatic emergency braking.
But they don’t always work in bad weather or poor visibility.
These systems are only designed to help you. They can’t replace you.
Stay alert. Avoid distractions.
And remember, YOU are your vehicle’s best safety system.
Common driver assistance features
Lane departure warning
Lane departure warning systems detect markings on the road and warn a driver if he or she unintentionally leaves their lane without using the turn signal.
Lane keeping assistance
Lane keeping assistance helps you correct the course of your vehicle. It uses a brief corrective action (steering or braking) or provides additional steering force and makes a warning sound if your vehicle starts to drift outside the lane without using a turn signal.
Automatic emergency braking
Automatic emergency braking systems can sense a potential collision with obstacles ahead and automatically apply the brakes to reduce the severity of the collision or avoid it entirely.
Remote parking assistance
Remote parking assistance moves a vehicle into or out of a parking space without the driver being inside the vehicle.
Blind spot warning
Blind spot warning systems detect vehicles in a drivers blind spot and notifies the driver if a vehicle is detected.
Driver monitoring systems monitor driving performance and alert you if it detects that you are not engaged in the task of driving.
Access information on other types of driver assistance technologies