Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:30 pm
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/1 ... -iihs.htmlIIHS study finds GM front crash prevention systems cut police-reported crashes
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).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.