• May 21st, 2020

Driverless cars aren’t here yet. More vehicles are incorporating a degree of automation with technologies such as adaptive cruise control and lane centering, but the driver will continue to share driving responsibilities for the foreseeable future. In theory, fully automated driving could eliminate the vast majority of crashes, but that level of automation won’t be parked in your driveway anytime soon.

Advanced crash avoidance features are becoming widespread. Many of today’s vehicles have technologies that monitor driver input and the environment around the vehicle and warn the driver when they detect the possibility of a collision. They may automatically brake or steer the vehicle if the driver does not act to avoid the collision.

Some driver assistance technologies are reducing crashes. Front crash prevention systems have been shown to reduce front-to-rear crashes. Lane departure warning, blind spot detection, and rear crash prevention also show real-world benefits.

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