Thursday, April 26, 2018

Toronto van attack: Could automatic brakes have helped prevent the tragedy?

Truck car brake simulation

In the wake of the Toronto van attack that killed 10 people and injured 14 others on Monday, many are left wondering how a tragedy like this can be prevented from happening again.

Some experts are turning their attention to enhanced vehicle technology, such as automatic braking systems. This involves sensors on a vehicle that can detect a crash, warn the driver and apply brakes if the person behind the wheel does not take action quickly enough.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Can new vehicle technology prevent attacks like the one in Toronto? The experts aren't so sure

White van in Toronto attack

Autonomous tech can slow down vehicle attacks, but won't stop them completely, professor says