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Preventing fatal car injuries with advanced technology

New Jersey residents know that each time they are on the road, there is a risk of a serious accident. However, car makers and other organizations are working towards making the whole driving experience safer. One way companies are attempting to make driving safer is by developing autonomous driving vehicles, some that never even rely on a driver at all. Companies like Google, Ford and Tesla are already working on such models. But one company, Volvo, is working towards developing vehicles that are actually death-proof.

Volvo's goal is to guarantee zero deaths and serious injuries by 2020 in its automobiles and SUVs. It will attempt to offer this guarantee uniting the use of a variety of technological advances, some which are already in use in their vehicles. The technology that it will use starts with improvements to the interior of a vehicle, such as better airbags and restraints, which can protect a driver during a car accident.

The technology, however, gets much more advanced than this. The car maker also plans to use adaptive cruise control, which allows drivers to set maximum driving speeds, but also uses radar to ensure that a safe driving distance between cars is maintained. It even begins braking if a collision is detected and can include full collision avoidance, with a variety of alerts to the driver and actions to compensate for driver failure. Additionally, Volvo plans to use cameras to spot potential obstacles on the, including large animals and pedestrians, and alert the driver to avoid them.

However, even autonomous vehicles cannot prevent every instance of someone driving recklessly and causing an accident that results in serious injuries. In that type of situation, the injured party may want to have the assistance of counsel in pursuing damages.

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