Fleets urged to fit Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to all vehicles
Fleet decision-makers are being urged to fit Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to improve road safety and drive down costs.
Crashes involving vehicles are not only costly in terms of ‘bent metal’, but can cause death or injury to occupants and other road users, result in time away from work, cause psychological problems and have a major impact on business efficiency and administration.
“Reducing vehicle off-road time is also a continual focus for all fleets,” said John Pryor, chairman of fleet representative body ACFO.
“Advanced Driver Assistance Systems have a key role to play in not only keeping vehicles on the road and all road users – including employees – safe, but in fleet cost reduction.”
New research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and JATO Dynamics suggests 66.8% of new cars are offered with at least one self-activating safety system, either as standard or as an optional extra.
The data shows that almost 1.8 million new vehicles a year are now available with collision warning systems, up 20% on the previous year.
However, there are growing calls for manufacturers to fit safety systems as standard.