A sudden downpour can make it difficult to see when you are driving. But heavy rain also can obscure the “vision” of your vehicle’s safety system, possibly putting you in danger, recent testing finds.
According to an analysis by AAA, moderate to heavy rain can reduce vehicle safety system performance significantly.
In closed-course testing that used simulated rainfall, AAA found that test vehicles with automatic emergency braking collided with a stopped vehicle 33% of the time when traveling at 35 mph and test vehicles with lane-keeping assistance technology departed from their lane 69% of the time.
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