Tech To Help Walkers Avoid Traffic Crashes Works – But Not At Night

Crash prevention technologies that detect people who are walking – like automatic emergency braking systems that warn drivers when they’re at risk of hitting a person and apply the brakes to avoid or lessen the impact  – are successful in preventing collisions, but only during the day or on well-lit roads. The systems do not make a difference in the dark. 

Those are the main findings of a new study based on real-world crash data released on Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit financed by the insurance industry, that assessed the impact of pedestrian automatic emergency braking (AEB) on its ability to reduce the

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