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Preparing Your Fleet for Autonomous Vehicles

Technology available on vehicles today is pushing us closer to self-driving vehicles. But there’s still a lot of work to be done before we get there, as public agencies research and test autonomous vehicles and determine how to prepare for them.

New Brake Control Tech Set for 2018 Rollout

The Integrated Brake Control system from ZF TRW is designed to better support advanced safety functions in future vehicles and should arrive in a high-volume vehicle in 2018.

Tips for Avoiding a Rear-End Crash

This video from CNET offers advice on how to prevent a rear-end crash, and also explores the science behind determining a safe following distance. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.  

New IIHS Ratings for Front Crash Prevention

In the latest round of front crash prevention tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 21 of 24 vehicles earned an “advanced” or higher rating. Test results indicate that automakers are making strides in adopting automatic braking technology, IIHS noted. Here's an IIHS video explaining the testing criteria and process. For the story on the test results, click here.