Advanced Safety Tech Still Needs Work to Prevent Car Crashes, AAA Says
Automakers should focus on improving today’s tech before promising a self-driving future, according to the advocacy group’s analysis
Today’s active driving assistance features can’t always avoid a crash, new test data from AAA shows.
The group tested three systems that can automate some steering, braking, and acceleration features—Hyundai Highway Driving Assist, Subaru EyeSight, and Tesla Autopilot—and found that none of them could prevent certain head-on crashes and that most of them had trouble avoiding collisions with a cyclist.
What’s more, a survey by AAA shows that drivers want advanced vehicle systems to perform better: Seventy-seven percent of drivers told the group that they are more interested in improving existing safety features, while only 18 percent said they wanted automakers to focus on developing self-driving cars.