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2008 Chrysler Safety and Security Features

Old 12-27-2007, 06:55 PM
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2008 Chrysler Safety and Security Features

Chrysler Group’s new 2008 models offer the latest safety and security features to help
transport passengers and gear safely and securely.

The company employs a twofold safety approach: conventional safety features, such as
pretensioning and constant-force seat belt retractors and supplemental side air bags,
combined with accident-avoidance features, including precise steering, handling and
braking. In addition, the highest level of security offered, such as a Sentry Key® engine
immobilizer, provides the ultimate in vehicle-theft protection.

“Through a broad range of engineering technologies, Chrysler Group is offering
customers the safety customers expect and deserve,” said Frank Klegon, Executive Vice
President – Product Development, Chrysler Group. “Both passive and active safety
systems enhance the inherent stability and safety we design into all Chrysler Group
vehicles.” Safety and security features available on 2008 model year Chrysler Group vehicles include:

Active turn signals: Turn signal flashes three times when stalk is depressed for one
second to indicate a lane change.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Automatically decreases the vehicle’s preset cruisecontrol
speed when closing in on another vehicle in the same lane, or when another
vehicle pulls into the same lane. The system will accelerate to the preset speed when
the vehicle in front speeds up or moves into another lane. Adaptive Cruise Control will
maintain a specific distance between the vehicle and the one in front of it, allowing the
use of cruise control in light traffic without having to continuously adjust settings.

Advanced multi-stage air bags: Uses either an Occupant Classification System or a
Low-risk Deployment Air Bag for the front passenger.

All-speed Traction Control: Senses drive-wheel slip and applies individual brakes to a
slipping wheel(s), and can reduce excess engine power until traction is regained.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved
steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions.

Anti-lock Brake System with rough road detection: Anti-lock brake system capable
of detecting if the vehicle is driving on a rough road by the oscillations in the wheel
speed signals. Rough road is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, and ABS enters a
different pressure control where it will hold the brake pressure for longer pulses.

Auto-reverse sun roof: Advanced sensing system that automatically engages and
reverses the sun roof (to the open position).

Auto-reverse windows: Automatically engages and reverses the window (to the down

BeltAlert: Periodically activates a chime and illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster
to remind the driver and front passenger to buckle up if a vehicle is driven without the
driver being properly belted.

Brake Assist: In a panic brake condition, the system applies maximum braking power,
providing the shortest possible stopping distance.

Brake/Park interlock: Prevents an automatic transmission or transaxle from being
shifted out of Park unless the brake pedal is applied.

Brake Traction Control System (BTCS): Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning
during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to
the slipping wheel(s).

Child seat anchor system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is
designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats.

Child-protection rear door locks: Disables the rear doors’ inside-release handle via a
small lever on the door-shut face.

Constant Force Retractors (CFR): Distribute force or load exerted on a seat belt, and
then gradually release the seat-belt webbing in a controlled manner.

Crumple zones: Designed to
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All this, and people still wonder why cars are getting so much heavier these days than they used to be. [&:]
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All this, and people still wonder why cars are getting so much heavier these days than they used to be. [&:]
Not only that but why cars keep getting more expensive. Geewhiz, I don't need all of that junk. About the only kind of system I would like to see is a LOC=Lock-in Overdrive Control, that will simply allow the driver to force the transmission to maintain overdrive while ascending and descending short hills when in cruise control mode to prevent gear hunting when it down shifts right when you reach the top of the hill and it down shifts again at the bottom of the hill because it was moving too fast.
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