US Recommends Collision Avoidance Technology as Standard

With Peterbilt and Freightliner recently weighing into the autonomous vehicle market, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the US has now thrown its support behind collision avoidance technology with the release of a new report.

The report made several recommendations to address road safety, including requiring vehicle manufacturers to install forward collision avoidance systems as standard equipment on all new vehicles, with lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, automatic breaking and electronic stability control also backed by the report.

It is hoped these collision warning systems will improve driver reaction time and, most importantly, prevent accidents.