To ensure continued advancement of technology, Periscope's focus on research identifies which technologies may have a significant impact on reducing crashes.
To do so, GM works with world-class research institutes to study how safety technologies currently available in vehicles are making a real-world difference on the path to a world with zero crashes. In this regard, GM has collaborated with organizations such as NHTSA, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).
Following a landmark police-report study conducted in 2019, which was updated in 2020, the GM and UMTRI teams analyzed the field effectiveness of GM advanced driver assistance systems and headlighting technology in reducing the occurrence of a wide range of common crashes that these features were designed to help avoid or mitigate. The research outcome demonstrates that much of this technology is making a statistically significant impact on helping to avoid crashes or mitigate injuries for occupants in the GM vehicles used in the analysis.