According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions make up the largest share of the 6 million car accidents that occur on U.S. roads every day.
Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pushing vehicle manufacturers to make automatic emergency braking systems a standard feature on cars sold in the U.S., this shift appears to be some time away.
The European safety agency Euro NCAP is working on a new method to test vehicles that come equipped with autonomous driver assist systems.
In the auto industry, the focus is now on emerging automatic braking technology.
Though passenger vehicles and commercial trucks have gotten consistently more reliable over the years, they still require regular maintenance and high-quality, properly tested components in order to function properly.
In 2016, it seems that some of the largest automakers in the U.S. all share the same new year’s resolution: to speed up the implementation of their advanced safety systems.
The future of advanced brake technology may be decided on a frozen lake in north Sweden.
The cold and snow will arrive eventually, and it’s important to make sure you car gets a pre-winter checkup before the worst of it appears.
In the past few years, automakers have been experimenting with new technology that will help drivers avoid unseen obstacles.
Advocates for improved auto safety are excited about the potential for self-driving cars in the future. However, some of the most impactful technology may already be possible.