Americans have proven the futility of modern driver assistance systems

Americans have proven the futility of modern driver assistance systems

October 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The American Automobile Association (AAA) conducted a study of modern driver assistance systems and came to the conclusion that they all can not save from fatal accidents.

During the tests, tests were carried out on four medium-sized sedans – Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Camry – equipped with an automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. The tests simulated adults walking in front of a vehicle, children rushing between two moving cars, vehicles turning into an adjacent lane and just standing pedestrians.

Experts found that problems with the operation of systems are already observed at a speed of 30 km / h. So, for example, the child was hit in 89% of cases, and with a right turn, the pedestrian dummy was hit by all cars in general. At a speed of 48 km / h, “most systems could not avoid a collision with a simulated pedestrian,” and in the dark, car systems did not even have time to identify a pedestrian on the road and brake. Moreover, as AAA notes, it is at night time that 75% of fatal accidents involving pedestrians occur.

Despite such disappointing results, AAA supports the further development of pedestrian detection systems and wants automakers to improve the functions of their cars.