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.”
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