CAS Statement on DOT and Automakers Commitment to Automatic Emergency Braking
The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
September 11, 2015
“Automatic emergency braking is the next big safety feature on vehicles. It’s up there with electronic stability control and airbags. This can’t be voluntary. This needs a mandated safety standard with rigorous performance measures that trigger a recall if an auto maker doesn’t meet them. Only a rulemaking will give consumer groups the opportunity to raise the hard questions such as if one stops a car going at 25 mph then why not at 50 mph, which is closer to highway speeds? NHTSA should have no part of a private deal cut behind closed doors.”
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