Safety developments are a key aspect of modern car design and manufacturers keenly promote them to buyers.
Vehicle lighting is often taken for granted, but without headlights, brake lights or turn signals, the result on our roads would be carnage. Even interior lighting has a part to play in driver safety.
While dashboard cameras have been available to fleet operators for decades, it’s only been in the past five to 10 years that advances have made the units’ costs low enough and their screen resolution high enough to be widely available.
Extending the working lives of tyres – and improving their performance – can be achieved in a variety of ways. We investigate stopping distance, regrooving and minimum tread levels
GreenRoad hopes enhancements to its telematics system, including forward-facing and driver-facing cameras, will help it expand by 30% over the next two years
Technology advances are making vehicles safer as legislation influences pace of change
Acting on the information provided can bring staggering reductions in accident severity and improve driver safety
Developments such as telematics and autonomous emergency braking can improve safety and reduce insurance premiums
Eamonn Brennan, based in the FTA's member advice centre, outlines factors that should be taken into account and how to avoid falling asleep behind the wheel.
Figures show more than a million vans on the road likely to fail Class 7 test