Also known as: Collision Mitigation, Collision Avoidance, Brake Assist
According to IIHS, systems with automatic braking reduce rear-end crashes by about 40 percent on average.
Vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking will:
- Alert drivers of a dangerous situation using audio, visual, or haptic alarms (forward collision warning)
- Automatically apply the vehicle brakes when an imminent collision is detected (crash imminent braking)
- Automatically increase braking if driver does initiate braking but with insufficient amount to avoid a collision (dynamic brake support)