My Car Does What?

mycardoeswhat

From mycardoeswhat.org:

Nearly every car on the roads today has safety features that can help drivers be safer. You may already know some of these, and some you may not even realize your car has! Come back to this page often as more and more features are being developed and added to cars. You can also check out our blog for the latest developments in car safety technology.

What?

MyCarDoesWhat.org is a national campaign to help educate drivers on new vehicle safety technologies designed to help prevent crashes. These technologies range from increasing the stability and control of cars to providing warnings about crash threats to automatically intervening to avoid or reduce the severity of a crash.

Why?

The goal of this campaign is to explain to drivers how best to use these safety technologies, leading to safer driving.

Who?

The National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.

The University of Iowa
Vehicle safety researchers at the University of Iowa have done research and development of automotive safety technologies for over 20 years. They work to improve vehicle technology design through a better understanding of how drivers perform and behave in crash situations. Their research-driven program works at the intersection of safety technology and public policy. The program’s areas of research include: human factors and human behavior, advanced in-vehicle safety technologies, driver distraction, teen driving, crash analysis and autonomous vehicle policy.

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