Matt Moore, Senior Vice President of Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), oversees the organization’s research program, the collection of vehicle information and the production of loss data.
A complementary company to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, HLDI processes insurance data from companies that represent approximately 85 percent of the U.S. private passenger auto insurance market.
Moore is our guest this week on The Weekly Driver Podcast. Co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia interview the automobile safety expert with an emphasis on his involvement in a new study released in conjunction with Progressive Insurance titled Does Tech Make Driving Safer?
The HLDI reported in 2020 that forward collision warning combined with automatic braking reduced front-to-rear crashes by 50 percent and crashes with injuries by 56 percent.
Moore reiterated the importance of the report’s findings.
“The big one and the I feel the most personal satisfaction about is front auto-braking systems,” says Moore. “These are systems that eliminate a lot of problems related to human error, inattention or rapidly emerging circumstances.
“The vehicle is just watching the road and the environment ahead and if it senses a crash-imminent situation it’s going to hit the brakes for you.”
“The great news is that in September of this year, as a consequence of the work that IIHS and HLDI did and with the voluntary commitment of the National Highway Traffic Administration that the vast majority of vehicles sold are going to have that front auto brake system.”
Join Bruce and me as we discuss with Moore the collaborative work of the IIHS and HLDI to further increase driving safety.
To read the full Progressive study, visit: Does Tech Make Driving Safer?
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Article Last Updated: March 22, 2022.