A Dealer Guide to High-Tech Vehicle Safety

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SL37_high-tech-vehicle-safteyAccording to National Safety Council (NSC) estimates, U.S. motor vehicle fatalities topped 40,000 annually in recent years, with another 4.5 million people a year suffering serious injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 94% of all traffic accidents involve human error. Safety features now available in new vehicles could help all drivers to be safer, reducing crashes dramatically, but many drivers don’t understand the features or how to use them.

A Dealer Guide to High-Tech Vehicle Safety focuses on these features—collectively called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)—with particular attention to a campaign developed by NSC and the University of Iowa and called “MyCarDoesWhat?” Intended primarily for dealership employees who explain vehicle features to customers, the guide aims to increase their awareness and understanding of ADAS so that they can, in turn, help to educate vehicle customers.

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