Latest safety systems do reduce accidents

Jay Nagley

More data is coming in that shows electronic safety systems – especially automatic emergency braking – really do cut accident rates.

We reported on the first UK data about this in April, but new data has now emerged from the USA. The federal Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) says that accident rates were 14% lower in cars fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – what Ford calls City Stop.