Automatic braking helps cut crashes by about 40%

The combination of forward collision warning and automatic braking systems can decrease rear-end crashes by 39% and rear-end crashes involving injuries by 42%, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says. “As this technology becomes more widespread, we can expect to see noticeably fewer rear-end crashes. The same goes for the whiplash injuries that often result from these crashes,” says IIHS’ David Zuby.