New website details vehicle safety systems
The National Safety Council in concert with the University of Iowa launched a new website today aimed at providing drivers with simple, straightforward and useful information about how safety systems in their cars and trucks work and how they can be most effective in preventing accidents and injuries. Using a selection of audio, video and text aids, MyCarDoesWhat.org provides an inside look at the operation of 33 different driver assists and covers everything from Back-up Cameras and Blind Spot Monitors to Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking Systems.
The new MyCarDoesWhat.org site is the first part of an overall effort set to kick off this fall. It will bolster this basic initial knowledge base with additional academic and consumer research, a dedicated app and a game as well as a presence on various social media sites and supplemental advertising to further educate drivers. "The fact is that safety technologies save lives, yet many drivers don't know what they are or how to use them," said Deborah Hersman, president and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council. "Knowledge is power. MyCarDoesWhat.org puts motorists in the driver's seat to make our roads safer."
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