Workers’ compensation and personal injury law in Peoria, Illinois
Call Today for a Free Consultation: 309-323-9667

Personally Dedicated To Helping The Injured

Are advanced safety systems safer?

| Aug 30, 2020 | Personal Injury

As the technology in cars advances, so do the safety features. Nowadays, many cars have advanced safety systems. These systems can change a driver’s experience and may be able to keep drivers safe.

Forbes suggests that vehicles may be safer with advanced safety systems.

What are advanced safety systems in vehicles?

An advanced safety system uses sensors and cameras to detect hazards. The system alerts the driver if there is a potential for collision. In the case of forward and rear collision warning, it may apply the brakes to avoid a crash instead of waiting for the driver to do it.

The types of features that you can enable on some vehicles that have advanced safety systems include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Blindspot detection
  • Road sign recognition
  • Automatic emergency braking

If you choose to enable these features, their design is to prevent accidents. For instance, if a pedestrian walks behind your vehicle when you are backing out, the emergency brakes may kick in. Also, if driving on the highway, the vehicle will veer back into the correct lane if you move out of your lane.

Do advanced safety systems make vehicles safer?

One study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that around 50,000 crashes and about 16,000 injuries in 2015 may not have happened. If these systems can reduce accidents, then they can also serve as a type of insurance. If an accident does occur, it is unlikely for there to be as extensive property damage as there would be in if the crash involved vehicles without advanced safety systems.