From in-dash touch screens and navigation, to advanced crash-avoidance and warning systems, new vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever before. Some of these systems - like electronic stability control - have proven so successful they are now required standard equipment; others remain safety and/or convenience features available only as extra-cost options. While research on real-world effectiveness of these technologies is relatively limited, we've gathered the resources below as a starting point. Knowing which of these technologies are the most effective, which may be especially helpful to an older driver, and which may not be worth the price, can help car buyers approach the showroom floor with confidence.

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As safety features advance, they provide mature drivers the opportunity to stay on the road longer — and more safely. To take advantage, though,...

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Until a few years ago, automatic emergency braking (AEB; sometimes called autonomous emergency braking) was an exotic and rare auto feature, limited...

This technical report was created by the Florida Department of Transportation to explain how the use of Automated vehicles (AV) offer a unique...

With more than 43 million people in the U.S. now 65 and older, and 10,000 more hitting that mark every day, aging Americans are a natural target...

This link is to a 28-minute podcast with Elin Schold Davis, program manager of AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative, and Donna Stressel, Program Manager of...

MyCarDoesWhat.org is a national campaign to help educate drivers on new vehicle safety technologies designed to help prevent crashes. These...

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has provided perhaps the most comprehensive assessment to-date of the benefits of various safety technologies....

Older drivers may soon be traveling a safer road thanks to smarter cars that can detect oncoming traffic, steer clear of trouble and even hit the...

For the past decade, NHTSA has researched V2V, a communication technology that allows vehicles to communicate to one another regarding important...

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The future of autonomous vehicles might give millions of elderly and disabled citizens a chance at driving, but new draft regulations released in...