Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Increase

Automatic Emergency Braking systems essentially detects the possibility of a collision with another vehicle. The system will alert the driver. If the driver does not take action the system will apply the brakes itself to evert the collision. 

NHTSA posted an interesting article about the increased use of AEB. Manufacturers are striving to make driving even safer by implementing more AEB systems into their models. 

Here is a recap of the article posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 

“Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced today.” 

“ The 10 manufacturers include many high-volume automakers such as Honda, Nissan and Toyota. Three manufacturers — Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo — report 93 percent or higher conformance with the voluntary commitment, with Tesla at 100 percent.”

“Based on reporting by the 20 manufacturers that made the commitment, about half of the vehicles produced during the period were equipped with AEB. This is an increase from less than a third for the previous year, according to reports that included sales figures for both years. 

“IIHS estimates that the commitment will prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries by 2025.”

“The participating automakers include Audi, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Tesla Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. These companies represent more than 99 percent of the U.S. automobile market.”