27 Aug '15, 5am

IIHS: Front Crash Prevention Systems Better Than Ever

IIHS: Front Crash Prevention Systems Better Than Ever

Vehicles that offer automatic braking are on the rise and the systems are better than ever according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS put 19 different new vehicles (photo from previous testing) with front-crash avoidance systems to the test and fourteen of the models were given a Superior rating, while the other five earned the title of Advanced. To get the Superior rating, vehicles must have an autobrake system that “can avoid a crash or substantially reduce speeds in both tests,” while for Advanced, the vehicle must “have autobrake and avoid a crash or reduce speeds by at least 5 mph.” These systems work with a combination of lasers, radar or cameras, to detect objects in front of a vehicle. If a crash is deemed imminent, the vehicle will grab the brakes automatically to avoid a collision or at least mitigate the effect of the...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/iihs-front-crash-prevention-sys...

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