https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/11/20181119-iihs.htmlIIHS study finds GM front crash prevention systems cut police-reported crashes
An IIHS study of General Motors vehicles with optional front crash prevention systems found that GM vehicles with autobrake and forward collision warning had 43% fewer police-reported front-to-rear crashes of all severities and 64% fewer front-to-rear crashes with injuries than the same vehicles without any front crash prevention technology.
For vehicles equipped with forward collision warning only, the crash rate reductions were 17% for all front-to-rear crashes and 30% for front-to-rear crashes with injuries.
The results echo an earlier IIHS study involving Acura, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Volvo vehicles, which found that the combination of forward collision warning and autobrake reduced front-to-rear crash rates by 50% for crashes of all severities and 56% for front-to-rear crashes with injuries. Forward collision warning without autobrake cut the rates 27% and 20%, respectively, for vehicles in that study.
[list]The evidence has been mounting that front crash prevention works, and it works even better when it doesn’t solely rely on a response from the driver.
—Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research and author of both studies[/list]
The new research involves 2013-15 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands. GM provided vehicle identification numbers (VINs) for vehicles with and without front crash and other crash avoidance systems.
Now, if we could just get Tesla to provide similar data to back up their Autopilot claims (as opposed to AEB, which we know works for front-to-rear crashes).