The American automobile Association (AAA) conducted a study of modern driver assistance systems and came to the conclusion that they can not be saved from fatal accidents.
During the tests were tested four sedans mid – size Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Tesla Model 3 and the Toyota Camry is equipped with an automatic emergency braking function with pedestrian detection. During the tests simulated adults walking in front of the vehicle, the children darting between the two moving vehicles, vehicles turning into the adjacent lane and just standing pedestrians.
Experts have found out that alarm system has been observed for a speed of 30 km/h. So, for example, a child was shot down in 89% of cases, and when the right turn dummy pedestrian was hit by all the cars. At the speed of 48 km/h “the majority of systems could not avoid a collision with a pedestrian simulated”, and in the night-time automotive systems and did not manage to identify on the pedestrian road and slow down. Thus, according to AAA, that during the day is 75% of fatal accidents involving pedestrians.
Despite such disappointing results, AAA supports the further development of systems to detect pedestrians and wants the automakers have improved the functionality of their cars.