Hyundai meets emergency braking target two years early


During the past year, 96% of the Hyundai vehicles produced for sale in the USA offered Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard equipment, meaning that the carmaker has achieved its voluntary industry commitment two years ahead of deadline.

In 2016, Hyundai joined the industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in committing to make AEB standard on almost all light-duty vehicles by 1 September, 2022. IIHS estimates that this commitment will prevent 42,000 collisions and 20,000 injuries by 2025, and that front crash prevention systems with both forward collision warning and automatic braking reduce the number of rear-end crashes by half.

Hyundai’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist uses a camera and/or radar to detect vehicles in the road ahead and warn drivers of a potential collision. If the system determines that a collision is imminent, it sounds an alarm and flashes a visual alert. Depending on the circumstances, the system will also apply the brakes to avoid impact or minimise damage.

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