2 Feb, 2020

With each new model released, today’s cars are outdoing cars from yesteryear. With state-of-the-art designs and high-end technology, cars are getting smarter, faster and more efficient. And to keep pace with these advancements, car manufacturers are raising the standard of safety features as well. It is, after all, a demand that every user wants to ensure paramount safety for themselves and their loved ones. 

It is crucial, however, to first understand that safety features fall in different categories. Here’s what you should know about them.

Kinds Of Safety Features 

There are two main kinds of safety features available in cars- active features and passive ones. Active features mainly try and prevent an accident from happening, and include features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Passive features, on the other hand, such as seat belts and airbags, try and minimise the extent of the damage.

Safety Features That Are Making The Rounds

Cars today have started accommodating significantly intricate systems of safety into their vehicles. These are some popular ones that your car should have.

Safety Features
  • Headlamps with LED DRLs: No matter the lighting conditions, pedestrians and other road users can be made aware of your car’s presence on the road and can calculate its approaching speed effectively. The new MG ZS EV, which is fitted with LED DRLs, also has automatic headlamps that turn on automatically as the light outside fades.
  • ABS, EBD and Brake Assist: Regardless of what terrain you are traversing, features like Anti Brake System, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brake-Distribution System increase your control over the car, particularly in dangerous situations, ensuring a safer drive. 
  • Automatic windshield wipers: This eliminates the need to divide your attention between the road and adjusting the wiper speed while driving in the rain. Heated external mirrors that provide complete visibility in cold and rainy weather are a bonus.   
  • Three-point seatbelt: Among the most common, yet essential safety features, having a three-point seatbelt can increase on-road safety significantly. The MG ZS EV also includes seat belt reminders for front and rear seats, a three-point seat belt for the middle rear passenger and a standard ISOFIX child seat in the cabin.
  • Emergency Assistance: Some new-age cars make use of your smartphone for additional safety features. For example, the e-call feature sends a message with the ZS’s location to MG’s 24×7 pulse hub if the airbags are deployed, which can then despatch aid as required. 

Additionally, the i-Smart app that is linked to the MG ZS EV further boosts safety by alerting you in case the car’s doors are opened, or the ignition is turned on when it isn’t supposed to. It also offers a speed alert if the car goes above the designated speed.

Lastly, the ZS EV has combined innovation and care to give you a vehicle that can be your partner through every stage of life. Not only does it offer multiple levels of protection for your family and yourself, but it does so without compromising on style and efficiency. To completely switch up your driving experience, learn more about the many safety features in the ZS EV, and #ChangeWhatYouCan for your family and the environment.

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