Advanced / Autonomous Emergency Braking
How does it work?
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is a safety technology that can automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent and the driver fails to respond. AEB can detect and avoid collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. A 2015 study showed that AEB can reduce rear-end crashes by 38% in real-world conditions. AEB systems use lidar, radar, camera, or a combination of all three to detect potential collisions. Most new vehicles now come with AEB as standard, and it is considered as important as seat belts by safety experts. Thatcham Research estimates that AEB could save 1,100 lives and prevent 122,860 casualties in the UK over the next decade. To test AEB systems, experts use a vehicle target called the Global Vehicle Target (GVT) that can be easily reassembled after impact.