What's The Best Anti-Crash System For Cars?
from the passive-or-active? dept
Following on the story from earlier today about uncrashable planes, and a similar story a few months back discussing Honda and Toyota’s crash avoidance systems for cars, comes this article that looks in more detail at what is the best automobile anti-crash system. It sounds like many car manufacturers are experimenting with such systems, and no one is really sure which make the most sense. The Toyotas on sale in Japan with crash avoidance systems aren’t doing that well, and the article quotes someone saying they’d rather have leather seats than a crash avoidance system. Personally, I think they sound great, and I’d certainly want one over leather seats. Still, there are plenty of questions about implementation. Do you want one that initiates things – alerting the driver of a potential crash and slowing down the car? Or should it only kick in once the driver hits the brakes? Should all cars and drivers have the same system? Maybe young drivers need one kind of system, while experienced drivers can use another. Apparently, researchers at a number of different car makers are exploring all of these questions. Hopefully they come up with some good answers.