"Crash Avoidance" Does It Work?

"Crash Avoidance" Does It Work?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety comes out with test results on the latest in-car crash avoidance systems.
(CNBC) At the Insurance Institute for Safety in Charlottesville, Virginia, they have been doing crash tests for almost 20 years, but this is the first time they have been able to test out collision avoidance systems. 

They are measuring out how effective these systems are. 

The crash test first we are seeing, how quick drivers were warned about possibility hitting the car in front of them and also if there are automatic brakes in a particular model, how quickly do those brakes kick in to slow down the car.

7 models were given a superior rating Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback Cadillac ATS, Cadillac SRX, as well as the Mercedes C-Class, Volvo S60 and Volvo xc60

The Suburu models received the highest scores in the crash test.

Infact, the Suburu system was the only one that avoided a crash at 25 miles per hour.

But the head of research group, The Institute for Highway Safety,  says the important thing here to keep in mind here is that all of these systems are effective at limiting injuries at rear-end crashes.

"These new front crash prevention systems will definitely help drivers prevent crashes and avoid being injured in those crashes," said David Zuby of the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

Collision avoidance system technology is coming to more models in the future it will be interesting to see further improvements that come to the automakers as they refine this technology in future models.

For more information go to www.iihs.org
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