The Chevrolet Malibu is made with safety in mind. This model comes with intelligent engineering to protect you in the event of a crash, advanced airbags, strategic crumple zones, and high-strength steel. Plus, the Malibu comes with smart driver assist technologies to help prevent accidents in the first place. For new drivers, the Malibu is also safe thanks to the innovative Teen Driving Safety system.
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According to Chevy, the Chevrolet Teen Driver system premiered in the 2016 Malibu. This tool provides parents with a high-tech tool to help encourage safer driving habits for their teenagers, even if parents aren’t in the car. Fatal crash rates for teenagers are nearly three times higher than drivers over twenty, making the new Teen Driver system more important than ever before.
Basically, Teen Driver monitors driving, records information, and automatically activates safety systems like automatic collision braking or forward collision alert. Teens are given a special key that activates the system upon ignition. The in-car system then begins to record speed, distance travelled, safety feature alerts, and the number of times ABS and stability control were activated. Teen Driver lets you track this information from home.
“We designed this to be used as a teaching tool,” said MaryAnn Beebe, a Chevrolet safety engineer. “It gives the teen a chance to prove to mom and dad, ‘Hey, I’ve been driving responsibly,’ and if there are things on the report that need discussion — if your teen has had the car for a week and comes back with seven forward collision alerts — then maybe there is an opportunity to talk about areas where maybe the teen could use some improvement.”
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Teen Driver also activates driver assist technologies to make sure your teen is safe. It can mute the radio if seats are not buckled, and it allows for a maximum volume setting to reduce distractions. Drivers also get warnings if you exceed pre-set maximum speeds (which can be set from 40 to 75 mph). This is just one more way Chevy is keeping its drivers safe.
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