We don't have any recent model cars, so none of ours are very "smart" ones. But maybe we will think about having something like this installed in our most recent vehicle:
'“This can be a great way to get the safety benefit of crash-avoidance technology at a reduced cost compared to a new car,” said Ian Reagan, the author of the study and an official at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the insurance industry.'
"Such technology could be particularly valuable for teenage drivers because mile after mile, the system would remind the driver of safe practices like using turn signals and not following too closely, Mr. Reagan said."
Sixty-two percent of the test drivers began driving more safely.
The system cannot apply the brakes, it can only do audible and visual warnings, but any improvement would be appreciated and is badly needed when I look around at drivers around me.