AN EXTRA SET OF EYES FROM CHEVROLET
With summer near its end, more children are spending time outside enjoying the last few weeks of break with activities such as drawing chalk pictures on the driveway, riding bicycles around the neighborhood, shooting hoops with the kids next door, etc. With all of these children out and about, Chevrolet wants to help parents avoid situations where fun summer moments become tragic accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, “on average there are 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries a year caused by back-over crashes.” Of those crashes, the NHTSA estimates that 40% occurred in residential areas and 24% happened in a driveway.
Rondell Burge, a researcher of driver behavior at Chevrolet, stated “The majority of back-over incidents are caused by the driver not being able to see their immediate surroundings.” Members at Chevy wanted to help combat the issue and prevent any more heartbreak from occurring, so they created Surround Vision technology. This new feature provides a 360-degree bird’s eye view around the vehicle by acting like multiple sets of eyes that help drivers quickly view the area surround their vehicle during low-speed maneuvers such as backing up or parking. Chevrolet offers Surround Vision in many of their 2018 cars including the Bolt EV, Equinox, and Traverse. I hope that you too will help stop the issue of back-over crashes and do your part to help prevent a family from experiencing that heart ache.