IIHS Adds List of Cars Equipped with Crash Avoidance Features to Website

By Jacob Brown | August 24, 2012
More and more, there are active technologies making their way into cars to make sure drivers can avoid collisions. Technologies like forward collision warning, active braking that senses when a collision is imminent, lane departure warning, adaptive headlights, and blindspot detection all make driving safer. But oftentimes, it's been hard deciphering which car has which features. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety is taking the guesswork out of all of that. Recently, the IIHS launched a new part of its site with full lists of what's car safety features are available in every model. Using a drop-down menu that goes all the way back to 2000, it can tell a driver what to expect in certain models. Back at the beginning of this century, few cars outside high-dollar luxury sedans came with collision avoidance technologies. But now it's available on many mainstream vehicles. Back in the day, things like traction control and stability control were still options; today, they're mandated by the federal government.
It's easy to get confused with all the safety technologies being thrown into new cars and trucks. For the sake of you shoppers, we're just happy someone finally simplified all of it in one place. Source: IIHS