Learn About 2020 Model Year Safety and Technology Terms

Learn About 2020 Model Year Safety and Technology Terms

There are probably plenty of automotive descriptions, especially those related to safety and technology, that you have heard or read about. But you might not really know what each of them means. To help you gain a better understanding, here are explanations for some 2020 model year safety and technology terms.

EBD, which stands for Electronic Brake-force Distribution, is a safety feature that can stop a car after it determines the amount of brake force required. This calculation is based on various factors, such as speed, the vehicle's weight, the condition of the road, etc. It also works in conjunction with ABS.

ABS, which stands for the Anti-Lock Braking system, helps you gain better control over your car by preventing the wheels from locking in case of hard braking or panic.

ESP stands for Electronic Stability Program. It is a common safety feature that can detect if your car is sliding. In other words, it allows you to have better control over your vehicle.

Adaptive cruise control
Adaptive cruise control, also known as ACC, is a driver assistance safety aid found in several models today. It can set a maximum speed limit and automatically slow down the vehicle when it senses there is traffic in front. If your car has adaptive cruise control, there is no need for driver intervention to control the speed. For standard cruise control, the driver is required to turn off cruise control himself.

Automatic headlamps
These are headlamps that can detect light and dark in the vehicle's surroundings. If they sense that it is dark, they automatically switch on and then off on their own once they sense that there is enough light.

Dual-zone automatic climate control
Dual-zone automatic climate control is an advanced type of climate control which allows two separate sections of your car to maintain two different temperatures. This means that both the driver as well as front passenger can set his/her preferred temperature autonomously inside the car.

3-zone climate control
This means that the vehicle can maintain three different temperatures autonomously in three different sections. In other words, the driver, the front passenger, and those at the rear seats can set the temperature to their own preference.