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The Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) feature can sense slow or stopped traffic ahead and urgently apply the brakes if the driver fails to respond. More at https://mycardoeswhat.org/safety-feat…
WHAT IT DOES:
Uses sensors to track cars ahead and automatically slam on the brakes in an impending crash.
WHAT IT DOES NOT DO:
It can’t always prevent a rear end collision, but may lessen the severity.
This feature is capable of applying the brakes automatically if a driver is about to crash and doesn’t take an action in time.
If a crash is imminent, forward collision warning – which comes with AEB – will alert the driver with sounds, dashboard lights or a vibration. If the driver fails to respond in time, AEB will intervene and apply full braking power. If AEB does not prevent the crash, it still could lessen the severity.
Since there are more than 4 million rear-end collisions every year, 20 car makers and the government are moving rapidly to include AEB in most passenger cars. The federal government announced that beginning with model year 2018, AEB will be added to the list of recommended safety features in its 5-Star Safety Rating system.
Note that these systems are not standard and vary from model to model. Avoid distracted driving and always keep a safe following distance from the traffic ahead.
Know more. Drive safer. Visit MyCarDoesWhat.org to learn more about using car safety features to keep you, your family and others safer on the roads.