Crash avoidance systems can help prevent collisions that could result from a variety of dangerous conditions. In many cases, drivers can be warned if a collision is imminent, or the system can automatically slow or stop the vehicle. Adaptive headlights can pivot into optimal direction, while adaptive cruise control can monitor both vehicle speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. Researchers at the IIHS Vehicle Research Center continue to create and update testing for these systems.
This knowledge can lead to the overall improvement of crash avoidance systems and fewer crashes and injuries on our roadways.