This image from video, taken Oct. 1, 2015, shows  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Senior Research Engineer David Aylor in the drivers seat with an electronic display on the dashboard for parallel parking assistance at the IIHS Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Va. American car buyers are baffled by a blizzard of new safety technologies in vehicles that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, from model to model, and from one options package to another. (AP Photo/Dan Huff)

“If people don’t understand how that works or what the car is doing, it may startle them or make them uncomfortable,” said Deborah Hersman, president of the National Safety Council. “We want to make sure we’re explaining things to people so that the technology that can make them safer is actually taken advantage of.”

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