NHTSA on Driver Assistance Technologies NHTSA on Driver Assistance Technologies

With recent news about the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative (AV TEST), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has some great resources for people to learn more about emerging driverless technologies on U.S. roadways. You might already have some of these new technologies in your own car. Lane assist, backup cameras, and blind spot detection are just some of the latest safety advancements being offered in new cars and trucks.


Driver Assistance Technology Preventing Traffic Collisions

According to the NHTSA, in 2018, there were 36,560 motor vehicle crash deaths, and research shows that the majority of fatal and injury-causing crashes are caused by human error. In response to this, innovators in the automotive industry are hoping to reduce the number of crashes each year by addressing some common preventable issues with new safety technology.

While many of us are familiar with technology like back up cameras and 911 notification, some of the newer driver assistance systems involve automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, lane assist, forward collision warning, and pedestrian automatic emergency braking. Each one of these systems is specifically geared toward preventing a certain kind of collision. Eliminating the human error associated with many of these preventable crashes has significant traffic safety implications for years to come.


Researching Driver Assistance Technologies

If you’re getting ready to go shopping for a new car or truck, it’s a good idea to research driver assistance technologies beforehand. It’s important to understand how these systems work before getting behind the wheel. Some systems are designed to warn you of impending issues and others might even take action if you don’t. You can get an idea of what you would like in your vehicle, whether it’s a backup cam, automatic emergency braking, lane assist or maybe you want all of the latest safety advancements currently available on the market.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving a dangerous or negligent driver in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.


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