Not everything is adrenaline and performance, but it is what motivates us most, nevertheless we always must to think about our safety and the safety of those who accompany us, not only taking precautions as a driver, but also when modifying our car, because a mistake or a lack of attention can cost us a lot. To reinforce the culture of safety, we present our 3 basic tips:
1. Racing braking system. We want speed, of course, but if for some reason we have to stop because someone or something is crossing our path without us waiting for it on the road, we want to brake as fast as possible and, with a few simple brake pads, that is not going to happen. Our recommendation, at low to medium cost, would be to get stainless steel sports brake discs and pads, which will guarantee you an incredible performance no matter what the weather is like.
2. Proximity detection systems. Blind spots in the car are a risk, especially when parking or reversing, an animal or child may not be able to be seen and the consequences of failure to do so can be serious. Our recommendation, at low cost, is to set up a system that alerts us with an alarm if there is something near our blind spots. It only requires a hard plate, sensors, wires, screws and a mini speaker.
3. External air bags. Sometimes accidents happen without our fault, sometimes we don't even realize it and suddenly someone hits us from behind or from the side. Starting this year, the first external airbag systems are expected to be produced, which work with sensors that detect an unavoidable impact and seconds before it happens, they pull out an airbag that absorbs the impact, reducing up to 40% of fatal injuries.
Bonus. Nowadays it is very common that we have our car connected to the internet of things and that exposes us to cyber security threats. In fact, this is good business for those who are interested in innovation, because it is expected that by 2030 smart cars will have more than 300 million lines of software code, so setting up an anti-virus company for the cars of large companies right now, could be a multi-million-dollar business.
Finally, an interesting fact is that more than 20 million cars have been reportedly attacked by cyber-viruses, so you have to be careful with the responsible use of new technologies. What security practices do you apply in your car? If you want tutorials to set up your own security systems, let us know in comments. Don't forget to subscribe, check out our social media and stay in tune!