The Chevrolet Malibu comes with a superior prevent-protect-respond safety technology. The prevent part offers features that entirely help to avoid collisions with the aid of intelligent and proactive automotive safety technologies. Some of these technologies include the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System, a basic standard for all Chevrolet vehicles. It helps increase the safety levels as well as the driver’s confidence by helping the driver control the vehicle in low-traction driving conditions. Some other preventative features include Front/Rear Park Assist, Standard Rear Vision Camera, Forward Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Pedestrian Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
The protect part of the Chevrolet Malibu is a follow up of the preventative safety technology. Though the latter helps avoid a collision, an array of protective safety features have also been built into the vehicles to help protect the driver and the passengers in the case of a crash or collision. This is done with the aid of a strong inbuilt vehicle structure that can help absorb and dissipate crash impact momentum. Sensitive, innovative air bag technologies further add an extra degree of protection.
The construction of the vehicle itself is durable and sturdy, owing to the high-strength steel and other alloys used in the Chevrolet vehicle structures. This helps maximize protection without disturbing the logistics of engine efficiency, vehicle weight and performance.
The safety cages are designed to help absorb and channel crash impact energy while directing it away from the cabin and its occupants. Other restraint systems include the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top Tethers for Children) system, safety belts and air bags–all of which come together to help to reduce the risk of injury in a collision.
OnStar Automatic Crash Response is the technology used for the response aspect of Chevrolet Malibu’s safety. The OnStar Advisor can be automatically alerted by the built-in sensors, which is immediately connected to the vehicle in case assistance is required. Even without a response, an OnStar Advisor uses GPS technology to pinpoint the exact location of the vehicle and request emergency help.