There’s a plethora of advanced safety features found on the 2017 Chevy Cruze, which has a three-part safety system, designed around the principal tenets: prevent, protect, and respond. All the safety features — whether standard or optional — work together to fulfill this mission.
When it comes to preventing an accident, I’m not talking about airbags or a safety cage. Those fall under the category to protect during an accident. Instead, I’m talking about the more advanced technology features that help you avoid an accident.
What kind of features? Let's start with frontal collision alert, which uses a camera to scan traffic for stopped or slowing vehicles in the Cruze’s path. If this technology detects a potential collision, it will give you an audible alert so you can take action to avoid it.
If you put it in reverse, rear cross traffic alert will kick in and help you avoid backing into any oncoming traffic that might be approaching from the sides of the Cruze. If the system detects any approaching vehicles, then it will provide an audible alert — as well as a visual one on the rear vision camera — to let you know it isn’t safe to back out quite yet.
If an accident does occur, 10 airbags will deploy. Before that, the high-strength steel safety cage will absorb most of the impact.
Even these preventive safety features have their limits, and, as we all know, accidents do still happen. Airbags will deploy, and the steel safety frame will absorb a lot of the impact, and help protect you and passengers from the damage. But, an injury can still result, or maybe you’re unable to call for help due to being incapacitated or pinned in a position that keeps you from accessing your phone. If that’s the case, then you’ll be glad Chevrolet has included such an advanced responsive safety feature on the 2017 Cruze.
With the OnStar Guidance Plan, you not only gain access to the 4G LTE Wi-Fi, you also gain access to an OnStar Automatic Crash Response system. The way this system works is simple, quick, and effective. Three key qualities necessary to mitigate any harm incurred during a crash. When the system’s sensors detect a collision has occurred, the program will automatically connect your vehicle to an OnStar Advisor. This Advisor will then ask if you need help, and if you do — or don’t respond after a short time — the Advisor will contact emergency services and provide them with your location. Giving you ultimate peace of mind that help is on the way...