With the aim of safer cars and fewer traffic accidents, the European Union adopted new regulations under which all new cars should be fitted with individually controlled braking (AEB).
The independent European Agency for Safety (Euro NCAP) will include the AEB technology in the systems that should have every new car in 2014. Whichever car does not have a similar system, it will be impossible to obtain evaluation of five stars in safety assessment.
The system uses AEB radar, laser, or video to calculate a collision and to inform the driver. If the driver does not proceed to braking, the system takes work and automatically brakes the car. The autonomic system is highly effective braking in heavy traffic conditions and is able to "identify" moving pedestrians and braking to avoid accidents.
According to a survey by the European Commission, the adoption of the AEB system will help reduce road accidents by 27% which translates to 8,000 deaths and save between $ 6.05 to $ 9.7 billion dollars each year.
|Posted by Tim McArthur at 02:38 PM on Aug 05, 2012||Comment #1|
Not on my car!
I don't even want ABS or TC on mine... I certainly do not want this. Although, I admit it will be good for the "average" driver (you know, the ones that text and talk on the phones while driving)