A trip to the slopes for skiing or snowboarding is full of fun but physically draining. On the return drive exhaustion can create a potentially dangerous scenario behind the wheel — especially on snowy roads.
During the Trucks.com Winter Adventure Drive vehicles such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Tahoe, Tesla Model X and Subaru Outback were equipped with automated safety features, including lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
WHAT WE LEARNED:
Many new vehicles today offer automated safety features that can decrease the likelihood of a crash or accident. While each brand’s technology behaves differently, those tested from Ford, Chevrolet, Tesla and Subaru effectively improved driving safety on cold and snowy roads. Automakers typically group these features together in safety packages that can cost between $1,000 and $2,500. However each offer differs based on the manufacturer and vehicle.
Hack 1: Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Hack 2: Adaptive Cruise Control
Hack 3: Lane-Departure Warning and Lane-Keep Assist
Test result: Automated safety technology is recommended by Trucks.com
Editor’s note: featured image courtesy of Tesla.