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The IIHS says your car’s auto braking system isn’t good enough

The IIHS says your car's auto braking system isn't good enough

Kidd has found that federal crash databases don’t keep track of crash rates. However, Kidd has used the posted speed limit to get a rough idea of ​​how fast vehicles will go when an accident occurs. Only about 3% of all rear-end crashes happened on roads with a speed limit of 40 km/h or less. Obviously speed is an important factor in accident severity, which is why Kidd is developing new testing standards.

Based on David’s findings, the IIHS plans to conduct tests on six cars equipped with various frontal crash systems, such as AEB, at up to 75 mph. It hopes that by increasing the speeds for these tests, systems will have to improve to earn that coveted Top Safety Pick or Pick+ award, improving systems and preventing more serious accidents.

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