Driver assistance technology, which is found on more and more new vehicles, can help prevent accidents, but drivers should be aware that the new safety features have limitations, according to a new study by AAA.
The testing revealed that blind-spot monitoring systems had difficulty detecting fast-moving vehicles – such as when merging onto a busy highway. Alerts were often provided too late for evasive action, AAA said.
Motorcycles, which are becoming a more popular form of transportation in some parts of the country such as Southern California, were detected by blind-spot monitoring systems 26% later than passenger vehicles, making them significantly less effective in spotting two-wheeled vehicles in heavy traffic. (more…)