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Automatic Emergency Braking

When done right, automatic emergency braking (AEB) technology saves lives. It is one of the most significant breakthroughs in car safety technology in recent decades. Accordingly, the Center for Auto Safety has been fighting for this lifesaving technology to be made standard in all new vehicles since 2015. However, when automatic emergency braking goes wrong, it can be incredibly dangerous. Owners of 2017-19 Nissan Rogues, 2020-2021 Volkswagen Atlas/Atlas Cross Sports, Tesla Model 3s/Model Ys, Honda Accords and CR-Vs, and many more equipped with automatic emergency braking have been reporting unwanted stops. Therefore the Center advocates for AEB standards – so this potentially life-saving technology can work correctly and do the job it was meant to accomplish. The Center will continue to push for this technology to be made available to all American drivers, and for automakers to get it right.

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NHTSA Rulemaking Docket: Automatic Emergency Braking

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AEB Memorandum of Understanding

On March 25, 2016, NHTSA published a Memorandum containing commitments from twenty manufacturers on Automatic Emergency Braking….

CAS Calls NHTSA-Auto Industry Secret Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Deal a Safety Sellout

March 17, 2016 Today, NHTSA announced an agreement with 20 automakers to introduce Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), without…

Automatic braking for cars: Private talks on technology pace


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators and the auto industry are taking a more lenient approach than safety advocates like when it comes to phasing in automatic braking systems for passenger cars, according to records of their private negotiations.

The technology automatically applies brakes to prevent or mitigate collisions, rather than waiting for the driver to act. It’s the most important safety technology available today that’s not already required in cars.

Consumer Advocates Ask Auto Safety Agency to Make New Technologies Standard Equipment

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2015
Contact: Harvey Rosenfield
(310) 392-0072
(310) 345 8816 (mobile)

Consumer Advocates Ask Auto Safety Agency to Make New Technologies Standard Equipment 
Urge NHTSA Not to Defer to Industry “Self Regulation”