Collision Avoidance Systems
After spending 20 years in the 'insurance industry' as a Safety/Loss Control Engineer. This type of technology would not even be possible if it was not for development of the semiconductor and high speed processors. The other major component is the development of digital sensors that will automatically apply the brakes when these systems are activated.
Please remember that before this technology was developed, in the US it was not unusual for 'insurance safety professionals' to say that it was generally accepted that for a Million hours of driving, there would be One Death. ( This sounds heartless. )
What does the future hold ?