Studies find automatic braking can cut crashes over 40%

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  • The group studied forward collision warning as well as emergency braking.The group found front-to-rear crashes were cut 49% when the striking vehicle had forward collision alert plus automatic braking, when compared with vehicles that didn’t have either system.
  • A study by The Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety compared data on auto equipment with 12 million police-reported crashes from 13 states that was collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the partnership said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Rear crashes with injuries were cut by 53%, the study found.
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto WriterDETROIT (AP) Two new U.S. studies show that automatic emergency braking can cut the number of rearend automobile crashes in half, and reduce pickup truck crashes by [+3109 chars]