Collision Avoidance Technologies are Saving Lives


April 07, 2016

Collision avoidance systems are designed to prevent and reduce the severity of a car accident. These newer systems have revolutionized the car industry and technology continues to advance in this area. Collision avoidance systems include several different features, such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, brake assist, blind spot monitor, and much more. Already, collision avoidance technologies are preventing accidents and saving lives. In the future, these systems will hopefully advance to eliminate car accidents entirely.

The Atlanta auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, welcome new technological advances that improve safety on the road. Car accidents remain a significant cause of death and serious injuries each year. Collision avoidance technologies seek to reduce the number of crashes and decrease the severity of accidents when they do occur. We are excited to see what the future brings in the field of vehicle innovations and hope accident rates will reflect a positive change in years to come.

How Can Collision Avoidance Technologies Prevent Accidents?

Vehicle manufacturers currently offer a variety of collision avoidance technologies, including collision warning, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control, and more. These technologies help drivers to stay safe by alerting them to dangers ahead and at times even initiating braking if the driver cannot.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has listed supporting collision avoidance technologies as one of its main goals in 2016. This safety organization believes in the critical importance of collision avoidance technologies. It is believed that a combination of several collision avoidance technologies, like lane departure warnings and adaptive headlights, could prevent up to 1.8 million crashes each year, including over 10,000 fatal accidents.

Automatic emergency braking alone could prevent between 13,000 and 28,000 minor injuries in crashes and save up to 65 lives a year. This technology will soon become standard on all automobiles as determined by a pledge of the major automakers.

To encourage the development and implementation of collision avoidance systems, vehicle ratings will include a category for these technologies. Five-star vehicles will soon need to have automatic emergency brakes and more. This will incentivize consumers to make the more informed car purchases and put pressure on car manufacturers to incorporate the latest technology.

If you are shopping for a new car, take the time to research which models offer the best collision avoidance package. Cars currently vary in the availability of collision avoidance technologies, with some newer vehicles offering limited technology while others are quite advanced. Do your research and select the safest car possible within your budget. Ask questions of the car manufacturer to ensure you fully understand all features and know how to implement them when you get the car home.

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Source:
ntsb.gov

Category: Auto Accidents

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