These Techy Features are Becoming More Standard

Nov. 20, 2019

David Aylor, manager for active safety for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, shares the top technology features he predicts will be prominent in cars within the next ten years.

Nov. 20, 2019—David Aylor first started working at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, approximately 15 years ago. Aylor, manager of active safety for IIHS, says within that time, he's developed a program on crash tests of vehicles, and as a result is very familiar with different types of technology safety systems in cars on the road today. 

For instance, Aylor and his team have worked on testing Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems, and headlight evaluations to see how well vehicles can prevent a front collision or illuminate objects in the dark.

In 2017, he says, a group of manufacturers voluntarily pledged their commitment to make front collision prevention technology standard in vehicles by 2022.

"A lot of manufacturers are beating that deadline like Toyota, Nissan and Honda," Aylor says. 

According to Aylor, these are the top tech features that will be more prevalent in cars in the near future.

Top Technology in Future Cars

  1. LED/Adaptive Headlights 
  2. Blind Spot Monitoring
  3. Rear Parking Sensors
  4. Front Crash Prevention
  5. Automatic Emergency Braking