Europe Requires All Cars Have Automatic Brakes

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Photo by Robert Couse-Baker

Auto brake feature is already equipped several cars. But, not all cars have safety features for now. In the future, auto brake feature would be a necessity. Especially in Europe.

According to the European parliament, all cars must be equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. The decision will be announced in March 2018.

The decision came after the industry safety agency Thatcham Research – which has worked as part of the Euro NCAP safety trials since 2004 – revealed that 70 percent of new cars are not equipped with the feature. A number of additional safety devices have been created for new cars in recent years, but the European parliament wants to make auto brakes a standard feature for all new cars.

“We fully support the European parliament for the convenience of key automobile safety standards such as automatic emergency braking, automatic emergency braking can lead to a 38 percent reduction in collisions,” said Thatcham Research CEO Peter Shaw.

In addition to Europe, car manufacturers in the United States also agreed to apply automatic brake features as standard starting 2022.

The AEB system is designed to minimize road accidents. This feature is equipped with a camera, radar, control unit, and a very fine braking system.

Inside the cabin there will usually be an indicator light that warns the driver that there is an object in front that is dangerous. Alarms also give warning. If there is no reaction from the driver to brake, automatic brake system will be active to reduce the speed of the car.

Well, if there’s an automatic brake maybe no more cars hit the pole, huh? Before crashing the pole, the car is ripping itself.