Monday, June 26, 2017

Chevy's Surround Vision Improves Safety Features

OKEMOS, Mich., – The U.S. Department of Transportation states that on average, over 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries a year are caused by "backover crashes" a year. Backover crashes can occur when a car is backing out of a driveway, and children under 5 years old account for 31% of these fatalities, while adults over the age of 70 account for over 26%. In an effort to reduce, or ultimately eliminate these numbers, Chevy's surround vision improves its safety features to keep drivers aware of their surroundings from backing out to pulling into their driveways. With school getting out and the summer season here to stay, kids are more likely to be playing outside or enjoying the weather. Giving kids the chance to enjoy their summer without worrying about backover injuries is our priority at Graff Okemos.

Chevy's Surround Vision Improves Safety Features

“The majority of backover incidents are caused by the driver not being able to see their immediate surroundings,” says Rondell Burge, researcher of driver behavior, Chevrolet. “When you hear about backover or frontover incidents involving parents or grandparents and their little ones, your heart sinks. It’s personal and at Chevy we want to help drivers see as much of their environment as possible to help them avoid the unthinkable. That’s where Surround Vision can help.”

The new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox carries Surround Vision technology to reduce these risks. This technology provides viewers with a 360-degree view of their vehicle and its surroundings to keep drivers prepared at any angle. Using four cameras, the viewing monitor shifts its camera focus based on how the vehicle changes gears. Backing out of a driveway has never been safer. Surround Vision gives drivers the opportunity to protect their family and neighbors from potential danger. This advanced technology is expected to save 58 to 69 lives each year, and that number will only increase with further additions to the features of the technology.

The 2018 Equinox comes equipped with additional safety features, including Rear Seat Reminder, which will work similar to the standard Passenger Seat Reminder included on most vehicles. That way, you can make sure all of your passengers, no matter how big or small, are buckled up and ready to take on the day! If you have a new driver in your family, the 2018 Equinox also carries Teen Driver features that will limit the speed of the vehicle and distractions that can come with phone usage or changing music.

The Surround Vision feature will be available on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Traverse, and Equinox. The rest of Chevy's models come equipped with Rear View Cameras, giving drivers more reason to feel safe and comfortable. Despite all these features, however, you should always keep your eyes on the road and maximize your safety, especially when backing out of your driveway. These features are meant to assist the reduction of fatalities, but need an alert and attentive drivers to truly keep young children safe. Chevy's Surround Vision improves safety features in an attempt to make this world a much safer place. You can learn about the 2018 Equinox and other models that carry the Surround Vision feature on our inventory page! Refine your search to find exactly what is safest for you and your family. 

Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864

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