New Car Crash Tests Push Automakers To Improve Safety Technology

February 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Car Safety

Multiple news agencies have reported that, many safety agencies in the country hope to promote driver assist systems that have been developed and innovated after several new and efficient car crash tests have been implemented to evaluate how safe certain vehicle models actually are.

In the past decades, the auto industry has been working closely with regulators in order to design safer and more reliable technology. Reports show that the implementation of new laws, regulations and crash tests help automakers to adapt to the times and make vehicles that keep their occupants safer in the event of an accident.

Researchers continue to look into how accidents occur in order to learn more details on how injuries happen and how they can be prevented. Educational programs are launched to teach people the importance of driving defensively and avoiding certain behaviors while implanting new laws that may help to shape the driver’s behavior and make roads safer. Solutions are also implemented by automakers that look into crash test results and work closely with engineers to make vehicles with features designed to avoid accidents and reduce injury risks.

However, data shows that the number of auto accidents is still high, despite all efforts to keep the number of accidents down.  Reports indicate that in Europe, small overlap crash test results started to be released by the end of last summer. Since then, automakers in the region rushed to improve their vehicles after carefully studying the results of these tests.

According to reports, the small overlap test recreates a type of accident that accounts for about 25 percent of all fatal frontal crashes that occur in the United States. These tests started to be implemented in order to verify if drivers and passengers would be safe in the event of a frontal crash. These tests help automakers to study how the accidents happen and how occupants happen to be injured in order to design and develop safer and more reliable vehicles. This effort will surely help to keep the number of fatalities caused by auto accidents down.

Tests also help automakers to understand how the material reacts in the event of these small overlap accidents. Outside of the United States, safety agencies are looking into the types of tests agencies here in the U.S. are implementing in order to ensure the automakers in their country are also developing safer and more reliable technology.

Safety concerns still linger and automakers are being pressured to develop even more features in order to avoid fatalities. To learn more about what federal agencies are doing to make drivers safe, click here for the full article.


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