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As consumers flocked to the Los Angeles Auto Show to gaze and get up close and personal with the bevy of all-new, redesigned and concept cars on display, the Auto Alliance made a little news of its own, announcing the debut of a “Driver Assists” channel on YouTube.
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What in the world is “Driver Assists?” In essence, the term refers to a group of new automotive technologies designed to help drivers prevent and avoid crashes for short periods of time. These are not the self-driving car technologies – not yet, although many will make their way into autonomous and semi-autonomous cars in the future. In a poll of 5,000 consumers the Auto Alliance found that six out of ten (66 percent) said they are interested in getting one of these technologies on their next purchased vehicle.
For now, the intent is to showcase the technology at the Los Angeles Auto Show and on the Driver Assists YouTube channel so that consumers can see it in action and become more familiar with how it works.
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Three types of driver assists
Boiling it down to the simplest terms, there are three types of driver assists.
More survey results
In additional polling, the Auto Alliance learned the various driving challenges concerning consumers that driver assists may help:
While automakers will continue to offer new and exciting technologies to help make driving safer and more convenient now and in the future, “the driver’s role in vehicle safety is still a fundamental part of the equation.”
Check out the Driver Assists video by clicking on this link.
And, don’t miss our extensive coverage of the Los Angeles Auto Show here.