The Highway Loss Data Institute reports that systems to automatically brake a vehicle if it is about to slam into the car in front at low speeds are preventing one out of four rear-end collisions.
On the other hand, the research covers only one vehicle prepared with such a system: the Volvo XC60 midsize crossover SUV.
The research of insurance claims discovered that Volvo XC60 equipped with a normal accident prevention feature named City Safety are 27% less probably to be involved in low-speed crashes than similar vehicles without the system. The research looked . . . → Read More: Study Proves Rear-end Crashes Could Be Prevented By Automatic Braking