Institute praises safety tech on delivery vans for big benefits.

May 30, 2024
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TLDR:

  • Study by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows installing safety features on delivery vans could reduce fatal crashes by 40%.
  • Technologies like front crash prevention, lane departure prevention, blind spot detection, and intelligent speed assistance can significantly reduce crashes.

Safety technology on delivery vans could bring significant benefits, according to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study analyzed crash data from 2016 to 2021, focusing on light vans commonly used by e-commerce companies for deliveries. The research showed that technologies like front crash prevention, lane departure prevention, blind spot detection, and intelligent speed assistance could reduce fatal crashes involving e-commerce vans by up to 40%. Specifically, front crash prevention with pedestrian and cyclist detection could prevent 19% of fatal crashes. IIHS President David Harkey highlighted the importance of making these technologies standard equipment on delivery vans to improve road safety for all users.


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