By the year 2025, cars in the US are all expected come with automatic emergency braking systems. About 20 automakers which had made pact with the government concerning this. US department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and also an Insurance institute for Highway Safety all agreed to making of a standard feature on all new cars.
Automakers including Volvo, Ford, Honda and Toyota have all started incorporating the auto braking system into some of their vehicles as of now but the joint initiatives ensures that the technology will become a new feature within the next few years.
How it works are via sensors, radars, lasers and cameras to help the vehicle determine if its about to collide with other vehicles or things. Then it automatically hits the brakes just in case you aren’t speedy to reacting about it. As at 2012, the EU passed a legislation that requires new cars to have AEB. The corporations involved in the project agreed to make the pact on their own. Within the three years of faster development of the technology can help prevent about 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries based on data from the IIHS.
The twenty automakers are:
FCA US LLC
Ford General Motors
Jaguar Land Rover
Tesla Motors Inc.
Volvo Car USA
All vehicles that weigh about 8,500 pounds and below such as cars and small trucks are all required to have the auto braking system as of September 1st 2022. The companies will have some times to adapt the technology for anything heavier than that. The deadline for vehicles that weigh 8,501 to 10,000 pounds is September 1st, 2025.
All these are based on the legal agreement between the automakers and the governing bodies.