According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS, 70% of 2017 model year vehicles have some kind of forward collision warning either standard or available as an option. And 45% of new vehicles have forward collision warning with automatic braking standard or available as an option. Research in 2016 showed autobrake systems are reducing rear-end crashes by up to 50% for the vehicles equipped with them. A lot of these active safety features can be updated very quickly or easily added as aftermarket purchases in older vehicles. You can add camera radar to a pre-existing design. So we’re at a point where a lot of these active safety features are coming very quickly. The IIHS expects front-crash prevention systems will be standard on virtually all new vehicles by 2022. Seatbelts, ABS and Traction control were previously mandated by NHTSA. Below is an illustration of current safety technology on the road today.
By Stephen Shaw|2018-07-04T12:07:25-07:00July 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Auto Manufacturers Adding Safety Technology