Automatic emergency braking will become a standard feature in most motor vehicles by 2022.
The advancement in automobile technology allows for new safety features to be added to vehicles. One safety feature that is increasing in popularity is automatic emergency braking. Sensors are placed on the outside of the motor vehicle to detect hazards and automatically triggers the brakes if the system detects a risk of a crash. Automatic emergency braking will become a standard feature in all vehicles by 2022.
Reducing Rear-End Collisions
Automatic emergency braking is triggered when a motorist fails to take appropriate action to stop or slow down, significantly reducing the number of rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions account for over a third to one half of car accidents. A reduction in these accidents can potentially save many lives and billions of dollars in economic damages.
A Standard Feature
Automatic emergency braking has been an optional feature available in certain high-end cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that as many as 20 automobile manufacturers, representing nearly 99 percent of the American auto market, will include automatic emergency braking as a standard feature in their vehicles by September 1, 2022.
The automobile manufacturers include Ford, Audi, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Tesla Motors Inc., Porsche, Volvo Car USA, Volkswagen, FCA US LLC, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Maserati, and Mitsubishi.
Chicago Car Accident Attorney
Although this technology can help avoid many collisions caused by a driver’s failure to slow down or stop, we cannot entirely depend on technology to be safe while driving. All drivers have the responsibility to drive with caution and follow all traffic rules. If you have been injured by a negligent motorist, speak with a Chicago car wreck lawyer from Willens Law Offices. Call us at (312) 957-4166 for a free consultation.