Advanced Safety & Driver Assistance Technology In The GMC Truck Line-up

April 16th, 2024 by
 

Safety at the Forefront: GMC’s Advanced Driver-Assistance Technologies

GMC trucks are renowned for their power and durability, innovative safety features, and driver-assistance technologies. At Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth, we prioritize your safety, which is why we’re proud to showcase the advanced systems that make driving a GMC truck safer and more enjoyable. Join us as we explore the innovative safety features designed to protect you and your passengers on every journey.

GMC Pro Safety Plus

person riding on vehicle by Samuele Errico Piccarini is licensed with Unsplash License Safety with GMC trucks starts with the Pro Safety Plus package. The Pro Safety Plus is a suite of driver-assistance technologies designed to help you avoid accidents while on the road. Some of the features you’ll find included with the Pro Safety Plus package are listed in our guide below.

Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic emergency braking detects when your vehicle is about to collide with something in front of it. When the car detects you’re close to a collision, it automatically activates the braking system. In some situations, it forcefully applies the brakes to fully stop the vehicle; in others, it gives the driver additional braking power to slow down. This feature is handy for those moments when you take your eye off the road for a second or when something unexpected moves in front of your vehicle. The automatic braking system uses various sensors to constantly monitor the road ahead, allowing it to apply the brakes quickly when necessary.

Forward Collision Alert

The forward collision alert is just as it sounds — a warning that your vehicle is about to hit something. It typically sounds before the automatic emergency braking system kicks in, giving you time to take action. Most GMC trucks contain a forward collision alert that is both audible and visible, making it more likely that you’ll notice it quickly. With the forward collision alert, you’ll have more time to apply the brakes or take evasive action, hopefully reducing damage or avoiding the accident altogether.

Lane-Keeping Assist With Lane Departure Warning

With the lane-keeping assist, your GMC detects when your vehicle starts to drift into another lane. When this happens, the truck will alert you that you’re starting to drift. If you don’t take action to bring your vehicle back into your lane, the lane-keeping assist will gently steer the vehicle for you. It’s an additional tool designed to protect you when you accidentally take your focus from the road momentarily.

Following Distance Indicator

The following distance indicator ensures you keep a safe distance from the vehicles ahead. Your GMC truck uses the amount of space ahead and your current speed to determine whether you’d have enough time to make a sudden stop without an accident. Should your vehicle get too close at an unreasonable speed, the following distance indicator turns on, reminding you to back up. This gentle reminder encourages safe driving and can prevent collisions.

And More

The Pro Safety Plus package from GMC includes many additional features, such as the IntelliBeam headlight system, front pedestrian detection, a rear cross-traffic alert, and a rear park assist. With these additional benefits, you’ll have more warning if something comes in front of your truck and in the back when you’re going in reverse. You’ll also be able to see better thanks to the smart headlights and have an easier time parking in tight spots because of the rear park assist.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Besides the Pro Safety Plus suite, there are several other driver-assistance technologies available with GMC trucks. One of these features is adaptive cruise control. With adaptive cruise control, your vehicle automatically adjusts its speed based on the cars around it. This is an excellent element for when you’re stuck in Fort Worth traffic or spend long stretches on the highway, as you won’t need to switch between the gas and brake pedal constantly.

High-Definition Surround Vision and Rear Camera Mirror

High-definition surround vision provides a comprehensive view of your vehicle’s surroundings while you’re inside. You can get a bird’s-eye or top-down perspective of your truck using multiple cameras. With this view, you can more easily navigate tight spaces and avoid potential hazards. It’s especially useful when driving in reverse, ensuring you comfortably fit into an available parking space without needing someone else to guide you.

Teen Driver Technology

The Teen Driver technology is perfect for anyone with teenage drivers. This crucial facet encourages better driving habits by providing an in-vehicle report card after driving. It also enables certain safety features whenever it detects a designated key fob, ensuring your teen always has the best safety features enabled when they drive. For example, the Teen Driver feature mutes the audio system until everyone in the front seats buckles their seatbelts. It’s a small detail that can go a long way toward protecting your kids and their passengers.

Head-Up Display

The head-up display projects essential information onto the truck’s windshield, such as your current speed or driving directions. With the head-up display, you can keep your eyes on the road while getting the necessary information.

Trailer Assistance Features

Finally, for those drivers who haul trailers, GMC trucks can come with several convenience and safety features designed for trailer use. The GMC Hitch Guidance View provides guidelines to make hooking up your vehicle a breeze. There’s also a rear side view with a trailer length indicator, which shows a full-screen view down the turning side of the trailer whenever you put on your turn signal. It also has a trailer length indicator to merge lanes safely.

Drive With Confidence in a GMC Truck From Hiley Buick GMC

There are a ton of features within GMC trucks that make driving safer and more convenient. To explore these features in person, visit Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth. We’d be happy to show you the latest GMC trucks and the driver-assistance technologies that are included. Contact us today to schedule a visit, or stop by at your earliest convenience.