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IIHS tests on pedestrian crash prevention

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IIHS tests on pedestrian crash prevention

Here is a link to article and video about pedestrian crash prevention tests among midsize cars:

https://www.iihs.org/news/detail/perfor ... dsize-cars

Summary:
Good: The Audi A4, BMW 3 series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Nissan Maxima, Subaru Outback and Volvo S60 have systems that earn superior ratings. They avoided collisions or slowed substantially in track tests.
Bad: At the other end of the spectrum, the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima earn no credit because they failed to slow significantly in multiple scenarios.
Surprise to me - Tesla 3 performed worse than Subary Outback

2019/2020 Toyota Camry and Honda Accord got just an advanced rating - not bad, but I expected better.

It is very interesting to watch this video and see how these safety systems work.
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RedFlagAlias wrote: Here is an artcile about pedestrian crash prevention tests among midsize cars:

https://www.iihs.org/news/detail/perfor ... dsize-cars

Summary:
Good: The Audi A4, BMW 3 series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Nissan Maxima, Subaru Outback and Volvo S60 have systems that earn superior ratings. They avoided collisions or slowed substantially in track tests.
Bad: At the other end of the spectrum, the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima earn no credit because they failed to slow significantly in multiple scenarios.
Surprise to me - Tesla 3 performed worse than Subary Outback

2019/2020 Toyota Camry and Honda Accord got just an advanced rating - not bad, but I expected better.
Yeah, that is some nice (crap). How about those pedestrians get off their damn phones and obey rules for a change...or you can leave to the sensors and then blame "human error" :
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Peternev wrote: Yeah, that is some nice (crap). How about those pedestrians get off their damn phones and obey rules for a change...or you can leave to the sensors and then blame "human error" :
I bet at least half of ped injuries are due to distracted drivers.
Everyone should get off their phones.
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I am wondering, will all these advanced collision prevention technologies encourage more distracted driving?

Every time I saw someone posting that how their Volvo helped to stop for a pedestrian, I was like... how did he get his license?

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