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37 Creative Vehicle Safety Ideas

From Computerised Safety to Scare-Tactic PSAs to Air Bag Helmets

— January 13, 2013 — Autos
Getting around can be dangerous, whether in the middle of nowhere or in the busiest of bustling cities, so it’s good to know that there’s some really creative folks out there with some amazing vehicle safety ideas to make any commute more carefree.

These trends can reflect anything from smart computer systems that monitor a driver’s speed and reaction times, to reflective bicycles and car-imitating horns, to interesting education techniques and PSAs to out-right scare tactics.

Even when parking your vehicle, regardless of how fast it goes and how many wheels it sports, being safe and keeping thieves at bay can sometimes require some pretty creative thought. Getting stranded without a vehicle can sometimes be even more dangerous than being unsafe behind the wheel in motion. Some of these ideas even focus on protecting those outside of the vehicle, minimizing any collateral damage that may result in a collision.

Regardless of the safety measures listed here, the best vehicle safety ideas are to be careful, pay attention, and take your time. Be safe as possible on the roads!
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Verbal Cues Safety Systems
Verbal Cues Safety Systems
Tje Fukuoka Institute of Technology Gives Drivers Warnings
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36
Driving Accident Awareness Apps
Driving Accident Awareness Apps
The Moscow Ministry of Internal Affairs Encourages Safety
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35
Self-Steering SUVs
Self-Steering SUVs
Toyota Unveils New Crash-Avoidance Technology
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34
Sensor-Embedded Cars
Sensor-Embedded Cars
APMA's Connected Vehicle Will Disable Drunk Drivers From Starting the Engine
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33
Superbly Intuitive Safety Systems
Superbly Intuitive Safety Systems
The 2013 Subaru Outback With EyeSight Helps to Avoid Collisions
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32
Driver Biomonitor Wearables
Driver Biomonitor Wearables
U-Wake Alerts Driver's to Fatigue and Helps Keep Them On Their Toes
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31
Collision-Preventing Mirrors
Collision-Preventing Mirrors
The Audi AMOLED Digital Rearview Display Keeps Drivers Safe
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30
Delayed-Reaction Mirrors
Delayed-Reaction Mirrors
The Drunk Mirror Raises Awareness for Drunk Driving
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29
Reckless Driving Road Tests
Reckless Driving Road Tests
Responsible Young Drivers Shows the Dangers of Texting and Driving
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28
Red Light-Predicting Cars
Red Light-Predicting Cars
Audi Traffic Light Assist Brings Safety to CES 2014
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27
Anti-Assault GPS Sirens
Anti-Assault GPS Sirens
Safe Mate GPS Transmits Coordinates and Lets You Speak to Safety Personnel
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26
Automotive Upkeep Apps
Automotive Upkeep Apps
myCARFAX Reminds a Driver of Needed Car Maintenance and Service
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25
Liquor Surveillance Safety Apps
Liquor Surveillance Safety Apps
The BrethalEyes App Scores if You're Too Drunk to Drive
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24
Kids Automobile Safety Graphics
Kids Automobile Safety Graphics
The 'Car Insurance' Infographic Shows How to Prevent Injuries
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23
Aggressive Driving Ads
Aggressive Driving Ads
The JCDecaux Road Safety Campaign Features a War Zone Tank
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22
Mobile-Disabling Auto Devices
Mobile-Disabling Auto Devices
'cellCONTROL' Eliminates Phone Use for a Safer Drive
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21
Cyclist Air Monitors
Cyclist Air Monitors
The Bike Tire Pressure System Tells You When When to Fill Up
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20
Cycle Securing Systems
Cycle Securing Systems
Keep Your Ride Safe With the Spybike GPS Tracker
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19
Social Media Cab Services
Social Media Cab Services
Smirnoff Guardians Provides a Safe Ride Home
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18
Shimmering Safety Cycles
Shimmering Safety Cycles
The Safest Bike on the Road Will Have You Stand Out from the Crowd
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17
Projected Windshield Safety Tech
Projected Windshield Safety Tech
Garmin’s Light Up Windshield Display Keeps the Focus on the
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16
Accident-Preventing Bike Lights
Accident-Preventing Bike Lights
BLAZE Bike Light Ensures that Cyclists are Always Kept Visible
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15
Truck-Turning Indicators
Truck-Turning Indicators
Safety Line Displays the Radius of a Bend for the Benefit of Pedestrians
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14
Folding Bike Locks
Folding Bike Locks
The Bordo 6000 Ecolution Protects Your Bike and the Environment
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13
Stealthy Auto Safety Systems
Stealthy Auto Safety Systems
MOBILEYE C2-170 Jeep Hemi Unveiled at SEMA 2009
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12
Melon-Protecting Pillows (UPDATE)
Melon-Protecting Pillows (UPDATE)
The Hövding Airbag Collar is a Couture and Practical Helmet
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11
Safe Cycling Cams
Safe Cycling Cams
The Spectacam Helmet Camera Records Action in Front and Behind the Cyclist
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10
Glow-In-The-Dark Roads
Glow-In-The-Dark Roads
The Smart Highway Makes Driving Safer in the Netherlands
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9
Glowing Theft Preventers
Glowing Theft Preventers
The Bicycle Light Lock Lets You Know if Someone is Stealing Your Ride
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8
Pedestrian-Protecting Cars
Pedestrian-Protecting Cars
The Volvo V40 Boasts an Outer Airbag to Minimize Impact
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7
Head-Mounted Motorbike Indicators
Head-Mounted Motorbike Indicators
Signal Helmet Break Light Increases Bikers' Street Visibility
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6
Dual Function Cyclist Accessories
Dual Function Cyclist Accessories
The Orp Smart Horn Alerts Motorists Through Sight and Sound
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5
Car-Imitating Bike Bells
Car-Imitating Bike Bells
The LOUD Bicycle Horn Boldly Announces Cyclists' Presence
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4
Collision-Preventing Steering Wheels
Collision-Preventing Steering Wheels
The 'Inumflis' System Pulses When Danger Approaches
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3
Embedded Bicycle Locks
Embedded Bicycle Locks
The InterLock is Built-in to Your Bike for Easily Locking Up in a Snap
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2
Built-in Bicycle Security
Built-in Bicycle Security
Seat Post Trick Lock Maximizes on Material with Integrated Protection
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1
Anti-Theft GPS Bikes
Anti-Theft GPS Bikes
The SpyBike Invisible GPS Lets You Know Where Your Bike is at All Times
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