While some car add-ons seem a matter of luxury, some car technologies can help you avoid collisions, which will save you money in the long run, according to a recent news report.
The electronic stability control system, for example, has prevented so many collisions since it was introduced 10 years ago that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has made them required for all new cars by 2012.
A newer technology will actually monitor the road for you. If the system detects collision imminence, it alerts the driver. If the conditions don’t change, the car will brake or steer to prevent a collision. Currently, this technology is available on Acura, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volvovehicles.
A recent study conducted on Volvos that compared cars with this equipment to those without confirmed that those with the system had 22% less collision frequency.
Car Insurers have noticed these statistics, and rates for drivers of these vehicles is lower.
As an auto accident lawyer in Los Angeles, I’m excited to hear about new technology that will make our roads safer for everyone. If you purchase a car with this technology, make sure to inform your insurance, as you may be eligible for a discount. As a personal injury lawyer, driver safety is very important to me. I look forward to the improvements technology will bring in the future.