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Consumer Reports has partnered with AAA, J.D. Power, and the National Safety Council to come up with a set of standard names to be used for new car safety technologies. As innovation presents better ways for cars to provide drivers with warnings and auto-control features that make driving safer, the players in the industry have not settled on a consistent set of terms to use when referring to the equipment.
The conflicting terms used for the new safety systems present an inherent danger when drivers misunderstand what the safety features actually offer. The agencies behind the push contend that standardizing the terminology used will help car buyers comparison shop. Beyond that, it will streamline the use of these terms so that the safety features themselves will be more easily accessible to drivers.
As it stands, there are discrepancies between terms used by different manufacturers, but there are also differing terms used for one system in the same vehicle. In one example, a particular car model called the same safety system by three different names in its manual, the in-car menu, and on the manufacturer’s website.
The group hopes the car industry will voluntarily adopt a singular list to use when referring to the emerging technologies. They offered a list of suggestions, acknowledging that some alterations may come before a fully uniform list goes into effect, which includes the following terms:
Driving Control Assistance
Other Driver Assistance Systems
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