As auto makers create better technologies that lead to improved safety in vehicles, the technologies should be installed on every make and model of car. At least that’s the opinion of the National Transportation Safety Board, which in a meeitng this week urged car manufacturers to speed up implementation of new safety features.
The technologies include lane departure warning, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and electronic stability control. They are available on many cars and trucks already, although some are limited primarily to higher-end models. The National Transportation Safety Board said they be should required on all vehicles, despite the auto industry’s concern that doing so would add thousands of dollars to the cost of a new car.
According to experts at the meeting, these types of features can prevent accidents that involve running off the road, rear-ending another vehicle, lane changes that cut off other vehicles or cause accidents. The NTSB says those types of accidents are what makes upr 60 percent of fatal highway accidents. There were more than 32,000 traffic deaths in the U.S. last year.
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