“UK drivers are switching off Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in their vehicles, mitigating their benefits and increasing the risk of accidents on the road, according to research by Autoglass.
The research, of 1,387 UK drivers, found that 41% of intentionally switch off safety systems such as autonomous emergency braking or lane deviation warning whilst driving. The company’s research shows there is still a lack of knowledge and awareness about how to properly use and maintain ADAS systems.
Education can play a key role in ensuring fleet drivers appreciate the benefits of the safety systems. According to the research, 24% of drivers with ADAS enabled vehicles said they were not provided with any information about the importance of these features and how they work when they had the vehicle handed over to them.”
Read more on this survey here.
As a new technology, it’s understandable that there is a lack of familiarity with how ADAS works. As a result, drivers may be caught off guard with some of its more prominent features like emergency braking. Perhaps more of an effort should be made by auto manufacturers to educate drivers on how this equipment works in their vehicle. After all, it is designed to help save lives and reduce the risk of accidents.
The experts at Advantage Auto Glass are qualified to recalibrate your ADAS system. Whenever a windshield is replaced it is essential recalibration takes place. Call us at 612-343-8984 or visit our ADAS recalibration page to learn more about this service.