Active safety features such as automatic emergency braking are designed to mitigate or prevent car crashes. Yet, out of the labs and onto the roads, how do you measure what doesn’t happen? 

If insurance claims are a measure, then collision avoidance systems are not only working but also improving safety as the technology matures, according to a study released this week by the Highway Loss Data Institute, which is an affiliate of the IIHS.   

The study analyzed insurance claims from 2013-2017 BMW vehicles equipped with four different levels of collision avoidance technology. The study analyzed roughly 6 million insured vehicles, which is one of the largest samples to date for a study of its kind. 

“The crash claim frequency reductions for BMW’s Driving Assistance package are the largest we’ve seen from advanced driver assistance systems, which suggests crash…

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