Car help systems don't see us and this video is very scary

The test results of the IIHS, carried out on the other side of the pond, have not disappointed in their ability to surprise with their results. Yes, the evaluation of the Institute of Highway Safety Insurance American has added a new unexpected twist, although for some not so much, evaluating how cars in the SUV segment overcome obstacles, from motorcycles to semi-trailers.

The results, unfortunately, confirm the suspicions of many. Most cars are not up to par and hit motorcycles from behind. Come on, the poor dolls come flying through the air.

Most car assistance systems ignore motorcycles

The evaluation, beyond measuring the effectiveness of traditional accident prevention systems, introduces two new challenges to SUVs: motorcycles and semi-trailers. The tests analyze how forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems react to each obstacle at different speeds, offering crucial insight for drivers and motorcyclists alike. You just have to watch the video to be truly scared.

In the field of practical testing, several engineers drove the vehicles towards the target at predetermined speeds, recording the speed of collision warnings and the effectiveness of the systems in reducing speed.

The criteria are strict: additional points for advance warning and significant speed reductions thanks to the system. In the tests carried out, out of 6 cars, only one obtained the score of “good”. We'll just say that it's Japanese and not the brand you imagine.

The motorcycle-specific analysis revealed even more weaknesses. Despite efforts, most SUVs struggle to provide timely warnings and slow down enough to avoid serious impacts. The message is clear: safety remains a challenge, especially when it comes to smaller, more vulnerable vehicles, such as our friends, motorcycles.

Although these safety systems may have contributed to reducing motorcycle accidents by 41%, they are not a complete and effective solution. It is a stark reminder that no technology can replace the vigilance and driving skills of an attentive driver.

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According to the own words of Nick Harrisof the LOVEurges a more inclusive and careful approach in the design and regulation of future automotive technology, especially as it relates to motorist safety.

Of course, right now it seems that the engineers developing these systems do not take us into account much. Let's hope this changes, and that's it.

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