“If the first 10 carmakers do it, then it will become state-of-the-art safety for the industry,” Vivekanand said. “If there is an accident, plaintiffs will ask whether you applied state-of-the-art technology.”
The remaining automakers will fall in line fairly quickly, Vive-kanand predicted. “Once it’s out there, everybody has to do it,” he said. “Business will be good.”
Business will be good, and consumers should benefit from the relatively low cost safety advantage and possibly no more rear end crashes.