Chevrolet wants you to buckle so badly that it's willing to annoy you. Well, your kids.
Car manufacturer rolls out a 21st century, utilizing the much maligned safety belt this year.
The new version is called Buckle to Drive and incorporated into the standard Teen Driver security system. Unlike the 1970s version, it will allow a driver to start the car but not switch to the drive until they attach the belt. At least not immediately.
After 20 seconds, the vehicle will function normally, but the Chevrolet said the testing has shown that it is long enough to throw the drivers to the right, rather than waiting. It has been offering a similar system on some commercial fleet models since 2015, so it has plenty of experience with how it is used in the real world.
The Motorway Safety Insurance Institute estimates that over 2000 lives can be stored if drivers of All Ages were wearing the alarm.
The buckle to drive is one of several features available in the Teen Driver, which is connected to a particular keyfob, and can also mute the radio when the seat covers are omitted, set an alarm if you break a certain speed and limit the top speed to 85 km / h. Car owners can choose any one that is activated.
It will be launched this year at the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, Malibu and Colorado, with several models likely to follow.
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