IIHT gives "poor" rating to the driver assist systems of Ford, Tesla, Mercedes, BMW etc

IIHT (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) tested 14 different driver assist systems, of which only Lexus’ Teammate system got an “acceptable” rating

Tesla, Ford, Volvo, Genesis, Mercedes and BMW all got “poor” ratings

'IIHS looked at how the systems monitor drivers’ head or eyes, and how they issue attention reminders and emergency interventions if a driver doesn’t respond to those prompts.

The safety group said its new ratings are aimed at encouraging automakers to introduce more safeguards to prevent drivers from misusing the technology and to keep them alert behind the wheel. ’