VWCV finds ADAS prevented accidents for 45% of UK van drivers

Research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has found ADAS prevented accidents for 45% of UK van drivers. The research results were taken from a OnePoll survey of 1,000 UK van drivers, conducted in December 2023, covering the 2023 calendar year and was commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

ADAS prevented accidents

The research found that 45% of UK van drivers reported that Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) prevented at least one accident in the past year with parking and reversing incidents among the most common for UK van drivers. Parking accidents represented 27% of all accidents, and reversing accidents 18%.

The OnePoll survey highlighted that parking and reversing claim the lion’s share of incidents for UK van drivers. ADAS systems such as park assist, rear-view cameras and brake assist technology all play their part in minimising bumps, scrapes and collisions while parking and driving in traffic.

Repair costs rise

The survey also found that cost of van repairs is on the rise, averaging as much as £534.25 per incident up from £525.63 the year before. At a time when UK van drivers are already feeling the squeeze, with almost half (48%) of respondents citing the cost of running a business as a major concern, these rising costs underscore the significant impact that an even a minor accident can bring.

Alice Axtell, product marketing manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said:

“With repair costs on the rise, the impact that accidents can have on the day-to-day running of a business is significant. This is why our vehicles are equipped with a range of advanced driver-assistance technology, many as standard, to help drivers avoid incidents that can put their van out of action and help keep business running smoothly.”