Do Cars of the Future Promise Fewer Crashes?

by Terry Bryant

Safety future cars

Each new model year is equipped with more and more automatic features. Throughout the 1970s and ‘80s, automakers began offering anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Now, ABS may start to mean something different—Automatic Braking System.

Within the next five years, many new vehicles will come equipped with an Automatic Braking System. This feature is designed to slow a vehicle by using cameras and sensors. The cameras and sensors trigger a slowing reaction if there is a stationary object, such as a stopped car, in front of the vehicle.

Experts say that, even though an Automatic Braking System may not completely stop a car, slowing a car down would reduce the severity of an impact. It is still important for drivers to stay alert and prepare to brake when necessary.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, call a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.