New research by the American Automobile Association suggests that vehicles equipped with new technology, such as automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, isn’t doing enough to keep pedestrians safe.
The vehicles struck adult dummy pedestrians 60 percent of the time, in daylight hours at speeds of 20 mph. A collision occurred 89 percent of the time using child-sized dummies.
The number of pedestrians killed in crashes involving SUVs has skyrocketed by 81 percent in the last decade. Automakers clearly have a long way to go before drivers or pedestrians can count on the technology to be consistent.
Read the article at The Verge.