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Automatic Emergency Braking Reduces Rear-end Crashes by 46%

Automatic emergency braking with a forward collision alert reduced rear-end striking crashes by 46% while lane change alert with a side blind zone alert reduced lane change crashes by 26%, according to a new study from GM and the University of Michigan.

3 Essential Vehicle Safety Technologies

High-tech features and advanced driver assistance systems are becoming more readily available, and they have the potential to reduce the rates of crashes, fatalities and injuries on the nation’s roadways.

Four Automakers Add Automatic Braking to 90% of New Vehicles

While 10 automakers reported equipping more than 50% of the vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 with automatic emergency braking, the top four among these managed to equip 90% or more with the crash avoidance technology.

Automatic Braking Study to Identify More Benefits of the Tech

Although automatic emergency brake systems have proven to prevent typical front-to-rear crashes, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is exploring additional opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the technology.

57 Vehicles Meet Stricter IIHS Safety Criteria for 2019

Only 30 2019-model-year vehicles have named a Top Safety Pick+, while another 27 have earned Top Safety Pick awards in a year in which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has raised the bar, the vehicle safety evaluator has announced.

GM's Safety Tech Reduces Crashes by 43%

General Motors vehicles equipped with automatic braking and forward collision warning saw 43% fewer police-reported front-to-rear crashes when compared to similar vehicles that aren't equipped with front crash prevention technology, according to a new IIHS study.