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David Aylor first started working at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, approximately 15 years ago. Aylor, manager of active safety for IIHS, says within that time, he's developed a program on crash tests of vehicles and, as a result, is very familiar with different types of technology safety systems in cars on the road today. 

For instance, Aylor and his team have worked on testing Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems, and headlight evaluations to see how well vehicles can prevent a front collision or illuminate objects in the dark.

In 2017, he says, a group of manufacturers voluntarily pledged their commitment to make front collision prevention technology standard in vehicles by 2022.

"A lot of manufacturers are beating that deadline like Toyota, Nissan and Honda," Aylor says. 

Below, Aylor shares the top tech features he believes will be in cars in the near future.

Top Technology in Future Cars

  1. LED/Adaptive Headlights 
  2. Blind Spot Monitoring
  3. Rear Parking Sensors
  4. Front Crash Prevention
  5. Automatic Emergency Braking 

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