With advancement in technology, every day we came across a number of new vehicles integrated with advanced safety technologies. But in the back of our mind, a question always arises, is vehicle consisting of advanced driver safety system worth investing?
Recently General Motor(GM) equipped their vehicles with automatic braking and forward collision. Based on a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) there was 43% less police reported front to rear collision and 64% less in comparison to the vehicles without the advanced driver safety system.
Moreover, studies found that vehicles that are only equipped with the warning of forward collision reduced the crash rate by 17% for front all to rear crashes and 30 percent for front-to-rear crashes with injuries. Earlier IIHS conducted the study involving Acura, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Volvo vehicles to found the effectiveness of implementing warning related to forward collision and auto brake. The statistics of this study shows that vehicle equipped with warning and auto brake reduces 50% crashes of all severities and 56% for front-to-rear crashes with injuries. While vehicles with a warning but without auto brake cut the rates 27 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Thus study indicates that mounting warning works better when it doesn’t solely depend on the response of the driver.
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