High-tech automotive safety systems can't help you avoid ghosts or vampires this Halloween, but they can watch out for potential crashes.
Recent research from AAA finds that they can also substantially increase the cost of repairs, however, even from minor collisions. Automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warnings, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) rely on sensors behind windshields, bumpers, and door mirrors, and those sensors can be frighteningly expensive to replace if damaged. Even bumping into something while backing out of the driveway can misalign the sensors and require pricey repairs. We look at how extra repair costs break down among the different ADAS, and how members can mitigate the risk of a surprisingly expensive repair bill.