A recent study conducted by Boston Consulting Group has identified a number of relationships between the use of driver-assistance technologies and increased auto safety. Driver-assistance systems are not widely used in the U.S., however; the developing technologies have the potential to prevent approximately 10,000 auto accident deaths annually, eliminate close to 90-percent of auto crashes, and save $251 million a year in repairs.
Driver-assistance systems include:
- Automatic breaking;
- Forward collision warning;
- Adaptive cruise control;
- Blind spot detection sensors;
- Night vision;
- Lane-departure warnings;
- Surround-view cameras; and
- Steering technology.
Driver-assistance systems research initiatives are at the forefront of autonomous car development projects. Boston Consulting Group predicts that partially autonomous cars will infiltrate the international auto market with vigor in 2017. European countries and Japan are quickly adopting driver-assist auto technologies. On the contrary, the U.S. automotive consumer landscape is less receptive to the imminent advancements – a hesitancy that is cited by cost and a lack of understanding of the many benefits of driver-assist technology.
Are you interested in learning about the safety-benefits of driver-assistance systems? Call Mercer Auto Body to speak with one of our experienced technicians.
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