In Great Britain 8 new cars out of 10 are equipped with active safety systems
The recent report on March sales of the English Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders indicates the growth in demand for cars equipped with new propulsion technologies, electric and hybrid.
Technological innovation is not restricted to powertrains, however, with cutting-edge technology helping to improve driver comfort and safety.
Latest SMMT data shows that new driver assistance technology that mitigates driver error and prevents accidents is now available on almost eight in ten new cars on the road in Great Britain. Last year, 1,848,394 new cars joining UK roads offered at least one self-activating safety system, either as standard or as an optional extra, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB), pre-collision alert, adaptive cruise control and overtaking sensors.
The AEB is now available on seven in ten cars, with over half of cars registered featuring the technology as standard.