It’s summer time and Chevrolet wants to keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safe during the season known for outside activities and fun in the sun.
Specifically, Chevrolet looked at the rate of backover crashes, or incidents that occur when in reverse when the driver can’t see their surroundings. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Association estimates 40 percent of all backover crashes occur in residential areas and 24 percent occur in driveways.
To keep everyone safe, Surround Vision can help. Surround Vision uses four cameras on the vehicle to give drivers a bird’s eye view of their surroundings. Blind spots become less pesky when the driver is able to see what’s around them from the top down. Especially in crossovers like the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
“I have a family and think of them often when doing my research. My wife is a driver and my three young children are passengers in our vehicles. They’re also the little ones playing in our front yard, running around having fun,” said Rondell Burge, researcher of driver behavior, Chevrolet. “Technology offered on the Equinox, like Surround Vision, is designed to give drivers more tools to help them see around their vehicle before they put it in gear.”
Surround Vision is available on other Chevy vehicles as well including the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Technology can also help keep younger drivers in check, too.