You Will Have Automatic Emergency Braking by 2022
Automatic emergency braking will be coming your way! The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that automakers have joined to commit to offering this feature in all automobiles by 2022. The group of automakers covers 99% of the vehicles on the road in the United States today.
What is Automatic Emergency Braking? ZF TRW provides a full explanation of this forward-thinking technology:
“Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) combines advanced driver assist systems and Electronic Stability Control to slow the vehicle and potentially mitigate the severity of an impact when a collision is unavoidable. ZF TRW offers solutions for city driving and higher speed situations.
HowSafeIsYourCar.com takes the explanation one step further and brakes AEB systems down into three types:
These three systems of AEB are not mutually exclusive, and there are vehicles that may have two or more versions. It is important to note that within each type of system there will also be variation in functionality depending on the manufacturer and even car model (in terms of warnings, braking function, time-to-collision, etc.,).
AEB systems are currently available in some countries in select models. HowSafeIsYourCar.com gathered current research on the effectiveness of these systems and found: Of the real world data available (Schittenhelm, 2013), the results indicate that:
According to a March 18, 2016, article by USA Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “estimates the deal will prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries” in a three-year period. Another anticipated benefit of this record-breaking deal? Lower insurance rates. Now that’s something that every driver will welcome.
Automakers joining in the deal include Audi, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
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