We know it now; the car fleet circulating in Italy has a serious problem of old age . Cars with too many years on their shoulders are a problem, not only environmental but also safety for occupants and other road users. Over 37.16 million cars on the road over 1.5 million are Euro 0 , and over the years the numbers have only worsened. Scarce scrapping, to shake the most tenacious owners could be the incoming rules called to block the most polluting diesels. Meanwhile, the American IIHS Institute underlines the positive impact of driver assistance systemsLess accidents mean more safety for motorists. Here then, technologies such as emergency braking devices, fatigue control and everyone else can really make a difference. Let’s see why changing cars means investing in security .
As of December 31, 2017, the vehicle fleet circulating in Italy, according to Unrae data, amounted to as much as 37.16 million vehicles . Yet it is really the numbers that make the seniority of vehicles in our country stand out. The ACI, which has repeatedly rang the bell from the alarm, estimates that the average age of the entire car park has reached the end of 11 years . Among these we find 1.5 million Euro 0 cars , therefore highly polluting, while the Euro 3 is almost 7.6 million . Those who did the calculations estimate that, given the current current rhythms, however, in contraction, for the rcomplete innovation would take 14 years .
In short, behind these numbers there would be obvious problems of an economic nature. Changing the car costs and not everyone can afford the expense. Yet, traveling on an older car, as well as causing more environmental pollution, has enormous costs in terms of reduced safety on board ( Read the 15 most scrapped cars in Italy ).
Yet the American IIHS, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is equivalent to the EuroNCAP European Championship, launches a very clear message ( Read which are the most popular car brands in Italy ). ” In recent years, we have seen many more systems that help prevent drivers from crashing, ” said David Aylor, active safety test manager for the IIHS. In short, the active and passive safety devices of new cars, which are designed to avoid collisions, in fact change things. In the last 10 years, many car manufacturers have introduced technology that can see objects in front of or behind a carand automatically stop the vehicle in an emergency. Other auxiliary systems are designed to prevent drivers from mistakenly leaving the Lane Assist lane or reading the road signs.