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Safe Roads Now: Automated safety features

Posted: 6:40 PM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-28 19:40:13-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — While companies like Tesla are working to make driverless cars, several of the world's largest auto manufacturers are committing to equip virtually all of their light-duty cars and trucks with automated safety features--like automatic emergency braking.

Some worry having these extra safeguards could cause more problems because drivers may develop a false sense of security and not pay as much attention on the road.

Others say the key is making sure the driver understands exactly what their vehicle's safety features actually can do and what it's limitations are.

We looked into how many crashes features like this could prevent and talked to one man who says it may have saved his life.