Future autonomous vehicles will have multiple layers of redundancy.
Consumers who have owned new vehicles for a few years are starting to learn that advanced systems can be quite costly to repair, forcing them to reconsider their car’s value.
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.
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.
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.
Equipment has only ever been one piece of the auto safety puzzle.
Brakes play an important role in vehicle speed.
Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on new technology that will not only improve safety in side impact collision, but also increase the effectiveness of braking power.