By 2022, the automatic braking system will be included in the basic equipment of cars
The US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said today that, starting in 2022, all new cars from 20 automakers will need to have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard.
20 manufacturers who agreed to meet the requirements of these organizations, cover about 99% of the US auto market. The list includes Audi, BMW, FCA US LLC, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Tesla Motors Inc., Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Car USA.
Automatic collision avoidance systems use various types of sensors to measure the distance to objects closest to the vehicle and to warn the driver to slow down. If the driver does not respond, the system takes control of the braking control itself.
So far, such systems exist only in some automakers - for example, Subaru EyeSight, Mercedes-Benz Pre-Safe and Honda Sensing. Such systems are an additional option in cars, the cost of which sometimes reaches $ 1000.
The NHTSA believes that this agreement would save as much as three years, which would be required to introduce such systems if agencies would force automakers to do so. Three years is 28,000 accidents and 12,000 people receiving injuries of varying degrees.
The foundations of a successful agreement were laid in September 2015, when the US Department of Transportation and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offered automakersequip new car models with AEB systems and received a positive response from 10 manufacturers.
In December 2015, the US Department of Transportation announced that, starting in 2018, it will launch a new car safety rating system, where AEB systems will be rated on a 5-point scale .
In Europe, since last year, all new commercial vehicles should already be equipped with autonomous emergency braking systems.