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Autonomous Emergency Braking

20 February 2019

Story fom Thatcham Research.

AEB is probably the most important development in car safety since the seat belt and could save an incredible 1,100 lives and 122,860 casualties in the UK over the next decade.

It’s a safety technology that monitors the road ahead and will automatically brake the car if the driver fails to respond to a collision threat. Think of it like an extra pair of eyes on the road and an extra foot over the brake pedal, ready to act if you’re distracted. In this way, rather than protect the driver using the seat belt and airbag in a crash, AEB can avoid the crash completely.

Thatcham has tested the AEB systems on hundreds of cars at its test track over the years. They do this for Euro NCAP, which provides the five-star safety rating on new cars.

The following Thatcham video with leading car safety expert Matthew Avery will help you to find out more about the rigorous scientific approach that goes into that testing, to make sure that AEB systems continue to save lives…

To watch the video please click here.

To watch the Thatcham video 'Can today's cars drive themselves?' please click here.