Using technology to fix stupidity is not progress
Dec 21, 2015


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Air bags, roll-over protection, crumple zones and side-impact door beams. It’s safety equipment to help you survive a crash. It’s all standard now, but it didn’t used to be, which is progress.
None of that helps people stay out of crashes in the first place, which should be a higher priority. To that end, emergency-braking technology will be mandated as standard equipment in all cars by 2022. This is progress. Big progress. It’s the only piece of new technology that has the potential for preventing most rear-end collisions, which are the most common kinds of crashes.

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