Ten automakers agree on automatic emergency braking

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Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is a system that enhances the safety of vehicles and other road users by helping to avoid collisions. Some emergency systems provide a warning when the vehicle approaches an object on the road, while more advanced systems like AEB actually bring the car to a halt if the driver does not take action. AEB uses a combination of software, radar, cameras or lasers to detect possible collisions.


Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo have agreed to make automatic emergency braking a standard safety feature in their vehicles. A quote from a report:

“A timeline hasn’t been set for when the AEB systems will be offered as a standard feature by the 10 automakers, but once active, it’s expected that 57 percent of new light-duty vehicles will be equipped with the technology. That number would be greatly increased except for the fact Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Nissan didn’t sign off on the agreement.”

Read the full details: Automatic emergency breaking coming to a new car near you


  1. Welcome development in the automobile industry, it could save lot of lives. It remains to be seen how this would work in Africa, or more specifically Nigeria…portholes and bad roads everywhere

  2. It will be good if this can also be included in the heavy duty vehicles, they are actually the major cause of accidents in third world countries

  3. Good observations up there.

    The fact that the Google Autonomous Vehicles have traversed millions of kilometers with negligible accident instances recorded (caused by human drivers ONLY) proves that as much automation / autonomy as possible should be encouraged in modem vehicles.

    This would almost eliminate the occurrence of many collision related accidents except for things like a vehicle somersaulting from excessive speed on our gully infested “highways”..

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