IIHS: Rear Autobrake ‘Standout Feature’ In Reducing Liability, Collision Claims

Updated Highway Loss Data Institute research into rear autobraking found the ADAS technology cut property damage liability claims 28 percent and collision claims 10 percent, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday.

The success of the technology recounted by the HLDI’s sister organization suggests a significant threat to auto body shop volume.

It also represents another advanced driver assistance system which will need to be properly restored to deliver the same crash protection to your customer and the motorists around them. (The IIHS said the tech will leverage sensors like cameras and radar.)

Incidents of rear vehicle damage of less than $2,000 comprised 17 percent of all collision claims between 2010-17, according to HLDI research cited by the IIHS.

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