While I cannot provide an updated list for the current year as the information available to me is up until September 2021, here are ten notable car safety innovations introduced in recent years:
1. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB): A system that uses sensors to detect potential collisions and automatically applies the brakes to prevent or mitigate an impact.
2. Lane Departure Warning (LDW): A technology that alerts drivers if their vehicle unintentionally drifts out of its lane.
3. Blind Spot Detection (BSD): Uses sensors to detect and alert the driver of vehicles in their blind spots, helping to prevent accidents during lane changes.
4. Forward Collision Warning (FCW): A safety feature that detects potential front-end collisions and warns the driver to take corrective actions.
5. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Enhances traditional cruise control by automatically adjusting the vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
6. Rearview Cameras: These cameras provide a visual feed displaying the area behind the vehicle, aiding in parking and reducing accidents caused by blind spots.
7. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS): Monitors the air pressure inside the tires and alerts the driver if any tire is significantly underinflated, reducing the risk of blowouts and accidents.
8. Pedestrian Detection Systems: Utilizing cameras and sensors, these systems detect pedestrians or cyclists in the vehicle’s path and can autonomously apply the brakes in an emergency.
9. Drowsiness Detection Systems: Uses various sensors and algorithms to detect driver drowsiness and provide warnings to avoid accidents caused by fatigue.
10. Automatic High Beam Assist (AHBA): A feature that automatically switches the vehicle’s high beams on and off based on the detection of oncoming traffic, enhancing visibility without dazzling other drivers.
Please note that this list represents a general overview, and further research into specific vehicle models and manufacturers may provide a more comprehensive view of the newest safety features available.