How Does Driver Assist Work?

Cadillac Escalade

Driver assist technologies are becoming more and more common in today’s vehicles, and they’re dramatically increasing road safety. But how does driver assist work?

There are several different driver assist technologies available, and most rely on sensory input from other vehicles and the environment. Cars with driver assist systems use radar and cameras to sense how close other cars are, where other cars are located relative to your car, how bright it is outside, and more.

Adaptive cruise control, for instance, is constantly taking in information around it to slow down when you’re getting too close to the car in front of you and then speed up to the chosen max speed when the road is clear.

Automatic braking uses similar technology, sensing when the car is about to collide with the car ahead and automatically stopping before a crash can occur.

Some cars have a driver drowsiness sensor that takes in information about how you drive, analyzes it, and then detects any changes that could indicate the driver is losing focus.

This barely scratches the surface of what driver assist systems can do. For more info, ask us at Joseph Auto!

Cincinnati Sports Fest


The Cincinnati Sports Fest is currently going on at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center! It took place over the weekend, starting Saturday July 11, and will continue until tomorrow, July 14, so if you haven’t made it out yet, consider buying a one-day pass for $5. Autograph sessions have additional costs.

The Cincy Sports Fest is a one-time event featuring over 30 superstar athletes giving talks and doing signings for fans, as well as exhibitors and merchandise sellers, auctions, interactive stations, and, of course, concessions. Those running the festival predicted an excellent turnout thanks to the huge number of nonresidents who are in the area this week.

The sports festival is located within walking distance of the Covington 200 Bicentennial Celebration and a shuttle will be available so visitors to the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky area can have a great weekend hopping between the two events.

The Joseph Auto team was so excited for this weekend! Our neighboring Covington celebrated a major birthday, and the Cincy Sports Fest is a great way for sports fans of all ages to spend the day. So get out there while you still have time!