NHTSA Finalizes Rule Mandating Autonomous Emergency Braking

Keeping a close eye on industry standards and safety regulations, CmySkills couldn’t miss the news about The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalizing a rule requiring automatic emergency braking (AEB) to be standard equipment on all new cars and light trucks by September 2029. This builds on a 2016 voluntary agreement between automakers and safety groups, which most manufacturers have already met. AEB is a proven safety technology that can help reduce crashes and save lives. The new standard requires AEB systems to be more effective at higher speeds and to detect pedestrians in both daylight and darkness.

Previously, AEB was a voluntary feature, but thanks to the new regulation, it will become mandatory for all new cars and light trucks. The new standard also raises the bar for AEB performance, requiring it to function at higher speeds and to detect pedestrians even in low-light conditions.

This is expected to further improve road safety for both drivers and pedestrians.

The NHTSA is also working on a separate rule to require AEB on heavy vehicles, such as tractor-trailers. This further demonstrates the agency’s commitment to using technology to improve road safety.

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