Word on the Street
Word on the Street is our quarterly release of information useful to Parachute Vision Zero Network members.
CURRENT: SEPTEMBER 2017
This Case Study goes into detail about the implementation of technology into cars and the effect that has on collision rates. It analyzes four collision avoidance systems: lane departure warnings, forward collision warning and braking, advanced forward lighting, and blind spot detection.
The analysis discusses the safety benefits and risks of each system, the limitations of current research and the future of technology in motor vehicles.
Collision avoidance systems are a technology that can help drivers to avoid hazards; but their effectiveness depends partly on driver behaviour. This infographic features some of the positive and negative driving effects associated with common collision avoidance technologies.