Driver assistance technologies

Driver assistance technologies

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

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.

Learn more about lane departure warning

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.

Learn more about lane keeping assistance

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.

Learn more about automatic emergency braking

Remote parking assistance

Remote parking assistance moves a vehicle into or out of a parking space without the driver being inside the vehicle.

Learn more about remote parking assistance

Blind spot warning

Blind spot warning systems detect vehicles in a drivers blind spot and notifies the driver if a vehicle is detected.

Learn more about blind spot warning

Driver monitoring

Driver monitoring systems monitor driving performance and alert you if it detects that you are not engaged in the task of driving.

Learn more about driver monitoring

Access information on other types of driver assistance technologies