The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday urged auto safety regulators and automakers to do more to spur the introduction of forward collision-avoidance systems to keep cars from running into those in front of them.

Since 2012, the NTSB has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to mandate new safety technologies in all vehicles, which could dramatically reduce the number fatalities caused by driver distractions. But the auto safety agency hasn’t agreed to do so.

“You don’t pay extra for your seat belt,” NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart said on Monday. “And you shouldn’t have to pay extra for technology that can help prevent a collision altogether.” He called the board’s report released Monday a “wake-up” and urged automakers and NHTSA to work together to speed adoption.

Hart noted that just four out of 684 passenger vehicle models in 2014 included a complete forward collision-avoidance system as a standard feature. It is primarily on more expensive vehicles.

Read Article

NTSB Wants Collision Avondance To Be Standard On All Cars

About the Author