Crash avoidance technologies are a collection of ground-breaking driving systems that are designed to help drivers operate their vehicles with increased safety measures. In the advent of the new technology systems, car owners frequently ask: do crash avoidance technologies reduce accidents and collisions? According to a recent research study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute, the answer is yes.
Front cash prevention, forward collision warning, and automatch breaking prevention systems have the most concrete and measurable data regarding safety results and collision prevention. According to data collected from 22 states between 2010-2104, vehicles equipped with front crash prevention are much less likely to rear-end other vehicles than the same models without the technology. Front crash prevention systems that include forward collision warning and automatic braking reduce rear-end crashes by about 40 percent, while forward collision warning reduces them by 23 percent.
Blind spot monitoring and rear cameras have also yielded positive results, with data showing a reduction of damage to other vehicles by 4 to 7 percent.
Lane departure warning systems are still being monitored.
Additional crash avoidance technologies include: adaptive cruise control, park assist and backover prevention, fatigue warning, curve-adaptive headlights, electronic stability control, and antilock brakes.
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