Advanced car ‘brains’ actually do save drivers

TV ads show off automotive collision avoidance tech, but a new independent study proves that it’s actually working. Advanced car “brains” do a better job avoiding common low-speed crashes than human brains that are distracted. “Whenever you can say things like, ‘Almost a quarter of crashes being avoided,’ that’s a huge number. But that’s where we are,” said Kim Hazelbaker, senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute, a nonprofit research organization funded by the automotive insurance industry that studied the technology.