AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) has the potential to prevent a crash or reduce the impact speed by automatically applying the car’s brakes if the driver does not act to avoid an impact.
Buying a new car? Insist it has Autonomous Emergency Braking and you could help save hundreds of lives, say road safety and motor industry bodies.
Crash-test body Euro NCAP has named cars from Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen as the best-in-class performers of 16 cars it tested in 2016.
There is a big push at the moment to have all new cars fitted with autonomous emergency braking systems. But what exactly is AEB and why is it so important?