New safety technology may help to reduce the number of car accidents.
Today’s car buyers not only consider design, functionality, and durability of a car, but they are also looking for advanced safety features. Those looking to buy family cars are concerned about ensuring the safety of their family. Responding to the changing requirements and demands of the market, car manufactures are investing in new, advanced safety features for new car models. Buyers often consider a car’s safety rating as one of the most important criteria for choosing a car. Many will not settle for anything less than a five-star safety rating.
Safety Ratings for Cars
Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has added a new criterion for judging the safety of a car. Starting in 2018, a car must have a new feature called automatic emergency braking to be considered for five-star rating.
Automatic Emergency Breaking System
A car equipped with an automatic emergency breaking system (AEB) will detect an impending danger and apply brakes automatically to avoid an accident or at least minimize the impact of the accident. The AEB system uses cameras and sensors to spot the likelihood of a collision. If the driver of the car fails to apply the brakes or does not apply enough pressure on the brakes, the new system will intervene. Automatic emergency breaking system will be available for use in new cars within the next few years.
Chicago Car Accident Lawyer
Even though cars equipped with new safety technology are likely to reduce the number of road accidents, nothing can completely guarantee your safety on the roads. If you suffer an injury from a car accident, seek legal advice from a Chicago car accident lawyer to help you receive compensation for your financial losses. Call Willens Law Offices at (312) 957-4166.