Automatic Emergency Braking to Become Standard on Many New Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that a group of ten large automakers will make automatic emergency braking standard on new vehicles in the U.S.  The group includes Volkswagen, General Motors, BMW, Ford, and Toyota. Automatic emergency braking uses radar, cameras, and lasers to monitor road conditions and autonomously apply brakes to avoid collision. Some automakers will offer the option as soon as 2016.

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