Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Crash Avoidance Technology
Atlee Hall, partner, Jaime Jackson recently presented to a national audience gathered in Nashville on the emerging litigation topic of Crash Avoidance Technologies and Autonomous Vehicles. Crash Avoidance Technology (CAT) is now becoming widely implemented in production vehicles. Crash avoidance technologies are vehicle safety systems designed to avoid automobile crashes. Despite advances in safety and these technologies, and recent commercials during the Super Bowl, a significant number of current production vehicles lack these safety features such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, all of which are in some select vehicles, but not all, or are only offered as optional equipment. Safety must not be an option and such crash avoidance technologies should be standard in all production vehicles, not just for the select few who can afford it.