U.S. safety officials this week called on automakers to begin installing collision avoidance systems in all new passenger and commercial vehicles, saying existing technology could save lives and avoid injuries by reducing rear-end collisions.The best things in life are free, right?
Only four out of 684 passenger vehicle models in 2014 included a complete forward collision avoidance system as a standard feature, NTSB said. The systems are often made available as options that can make a vehicle more expensive.
“You don’t pay extra for your seatbelt,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said in a statement released with the report. “And you shouldn’t have to pay extra for technology that can help prevent a collision altogether.”Just have the NTSB fairy sprinkle safety dust on all the cars in the land. It's easy.