All new vehicles made by 20 manufacturers in the US will have emergency automatic braking system as standard equipment by 2022, according to US Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The manufacturers’ list includes Ford, KIA Mazda, Porsche, Audi, Ford and Tesla.
Automatic emergency braking or AEB systems use sensors like lidar and radar with cameras to p0re-detect a crash and alert the driver to apply brakes. If the driver does not recognize the warning signal then the system could take over and apply brakes to control the crash from happening or at least slowing down the impact. As part of advanced security systems many manufacturers already have included AEB as a part like Subaru’s EyeSight, Mercedes-Benz’s Pre-Safe, and Honda Sensing. Only the new thing this time is the technology being standard and not at an additional cost of $1000 or more to be added in your car.
The agreement removes around 3 years of red tape from the regulatory system in which 28000 crashes and 12000 injuries will be prevented by AEB technology according to NHTSA and IIHS prediction, also NHTSA announced that AEB system testing will be part of agency’s 5-Star Safety Rating in 2018.
New agreements between regulatory agencies and automakers keep coming according to requirements. NHTSA 2 years ago required all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds (which includes buses and trucks) be equipped with rear-view cameras by May 2018, from 2012 model year, all passenger vehicles were required to have electronic stability control as standard equipment.