Rear automatic emergency braking technology reduces backup crashes by 78% compared with vehicles with only rear cameras, rear sensors and beeping alerts.
The rear braking system significantly reduces claims under collision coverage and property damage liability claims, according to the study by IIHS.
“The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested six models and found two of them excelled: The Cadillac XT5 and Subaru Outback earned a superior rating from IIHS for their ability to operate safely in reverse. Four other companies offered 2017 models that scored advanced ratings in the first “backing crash” study of its kind: BMW 5 series sedan, Infinity QX60, Jeep Cherokee and Toyota Prius.”
Read the article at USA Today.