|Published:||Nov 04, 2010 5:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 04, 2010 2:18 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - You can never be too safe on the road. The latest in car safety technology is being unveiled in Fort Myers.
From inflatable seat belts to cars that can park themselves... it's all meant to make sure you make it from point A to point B in one piece - and it's appropriately on display right now at the winter estate of the father of the automobile, Henry Ford.
The inflatable safety belt is designed to protect kids in the back seat and acts basically like an airbag. In a crash, cold air will fill the padded seat belt to protect the child from the impact.
Some of the other technology includes a blind spot information system, collision warning with brake support, and even tools to keep an eye on your teen driver. With key specific technology, you can set your teens car so it gives them an audible signal whenever they reach a certain speed... basically telling them to slow down. The technology takes it one step further for a parent's piece of mind.
Of course, none of the new technology is a substitute for safe driving practices. Make sure to watch your speeds, keep and eye on those red lights, and refrain from distracted driving - that means put the cell phones down.
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