National Transportation Safety Board

Automatic Brake Adoption Set To Save Lives on Freeways

Over 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives on freeways annually. Soon, current vehicles will have digital safety systems which can detect pedestrians and apply brakes automatically. Federal regulators in the U.S. are also looking to adopt advanced lighting systems in vehicles to avert tragedies. Over the past decade, pedestrian fatalities have risen more than 50%. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in United States discovered that digital safety systems are ideal