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8000 lives could be saved with Autonomous Emergency Braking

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 10.36.03 amAutonomous emergency braking (AEB) or advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) is an autonomous safety system, which uses sensors to monitor the proximity to other vehicles in front of them.

These sensors can detect situations where the speed and distance between both vehicles indicate a forthcoming collision. In these situations, AEB can be automatically triggered to avoid the collision or, at least, to lessen its effects.

AEB is set to become mandatory, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and 82% of drivers think safety features should be standard. If all cars were to feature the system, it would reduce accidents by up to 27% and save up to 8000 lives per year.

The most common types of proximity sensors are:

  • Camera, incorporating to image recognition;
  • Lidar;
  • Radar.

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