Transcript for Consumer Reports' top picks for high-tech safety gadgets for your car
Now to a "Gma" exclusive on the high-tech car features that could save your life. This morning "Consumer reports" is out with a new look at subscriber picks for safety systems. Will reeve is back with that. I'm a car guy so I need to listen. You got to pay attention. More than 90%, serious motor vehicle crashes involve driver error. That's aed cording to the national highway traffic safety administration. "Consumer reports" surveyed tens of thousands of drivers and found having these tech safety features in your car can be the difference between life and death on the road. Dramatic dash cam video capturing the moment a car crashes into a semi truck in Santa Ana, California. Surveillance cameras show bystanders helping the victim, all of whom survived. More than 36,000 people are estimated to have died last year in motor vehicle accidents. Now "Consumer reports" saying there are safety tech features for your car that could save your life. These systems are probably the most important safety advancement in 20 years. Reporter: The consumer advocacy group surveying subscribers on the systems. They have camera sensors, sometimes radar, sometimes laser and what they're able to do is sense things that perhaps the driver isn't seeing and then warn the driver or even react for the driver and actually stop the vehicle or avoid an incident. Reporter: "Consumer reports" readers giving real data on about 72,000 vehicle. Telling us absolutely it helped them avoid crashing. Reporter: Tops in their survey blind spot warning, 60% of owners saying it helped them avoid a crash. It provides a visual warning on a side view mirror. It uses a sensor to scan the entire side of the vehicle and sense things that you can't see. Reporter: Subscribers saying these manufacturers have the best systems, also important, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems. Research showing cars with those systems have 50% fewer front to rear crashes. Watch as this car brakes on its
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