The 7 safest cars this year just might change the auto insurance industry

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  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 6:54 a.m.

    What happens when these cars age? It is one thing when the power door locks no longer work or the power seats get stuck.
    Quite another when the car screeches to a halt all by itself when the circuit/sensor fails ten years from now.

  • Bob K porland, OR
    Sept. 29, 2013 3:01 a.m.

    My translation: "We are going to try to pressure or shame every maker into putting this on every car, because it might save us money in insurance claims, and we do not care if it makes the car more expensive or that not everyone wants it"

    I don't want a car that is constantly looking to stop in case of a potential accident, but, then, if I had loved ones driving who were less capable than I, I might buy it.

    My problem is with DN passing the article along as if it came from an objective automotive journalism source, rather than from insurance companies.

    If these systems also flashed the rear lights and sounded the horn to avoid the "safe" car being plowed into by the car behind it, I would like them better.