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As the Blazer is new for 2019, it hasn't been put through any crash tests yet by either the NHTSA or IIHS. Chevy has placed some great drivers aids and safety technology, however, which will help to keep owners protected on the roadways. We do not expect its distinct exterior design to have any implications on its crash test scores.

Every Blazer comes standard with hill start assist and a warning chime that will alert drivers to check the back seats for infants and children in car seats. All-wheel drive is also available for more confidence in rough weather, but it's restricted to the higher trim levels and only with the V6 engine.

The Blazer also comes standard with a Teen Driver feature that will allow parents to set parameters on the vehicle for new drivers in the household. This technology will send out notifications if the car exceeds a predetermined speed and you can also set volume limits on the stereo.

The LT trim can be equipped with a rear camera mirror, which makes reversing and checking your surroundings more convenient. If you've never had a car with this feature, it may take some time to get used to. On this model, you can also add blind spot mirrors and rear parking sensors.

Most of the advanced driver's aids are available solely on the RS and Premier trims. Here you can fit the Blazer with trailer sway control, active lane control, adaptive cruise, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. We should mention that these features come at a premium and are found within Chevy's 'Driver Confidence' packages.

The 2019 Chevy Blazer maps out similar to that of its key rivals both with pricing and features. Safety technology like automatic emergency braking should be a standard fare and restricting it to the top trim levels seems like an oversight.
 

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active safety is part of the whole new take on "luxury" that comes via more tech
I can't blame automakers for doing this as its an easy sell and caters to the masses that eventually will move onto self-driving cars.
 

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Cadillac's supercruise system will eventually work its way into other GM models. Imo its a better system then Tesla's autopilot because it has more safeguards in place to prevent abuse. Seen enough stories of Model S owners asleep at the wheel.
 

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Its still really early for fully autonomous technology, and these systems will become far more reliable once interconnected networks are put in place on a larger scale. Right now cars are just relying on individual sensors but in the coming years they will be able to pull in information from other vehicles on the road too.
 

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Autonomous tech is being launched under a level system that indicates the types of systems you're getting.
I think its the best way to set everyone's expectations which in turns works well for marketing and profitability as this tech is a selling point.
 

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We are still years away from seeing any production car with Level 5 technology. There is a fairly big distinction to make between something that is autonomous and something that is driverless. We've already seen some concepts that don't have a steering wheel at all.
 

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Yeah and Level 2 already achieves a lot so we should be good for years to come. Fortunately the industry put a lot into developing these on all levels and resulted in Levels that are quite robust. Once all levels are rolled out we should be quite surprised at the extent of this tech.
 

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I can't be the only one whos not interested in autonomous cars in the slightest? Don't see the point in buying something that drives itself. I guess once these become more readily available that the whole car ownership model will shift anyways.
 
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