Nissan has announced that it is making Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) standard on seven of the company’s most popular models.
AEB (previously known as Forward Emergency Braking) uses radar technology to monitor a vehicle’s proximity to the vehicle ahead, giving the driver audible and visual display warnings to help the driver reduce the vehicle’s speed if a potential frontal collision is detected.
If the driver fails to respond, the AEB system can apply the brakes, helping the driver to avoid the collision or reduce the speed of impact if it is unavoidable.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, one-third of all police-reported crashes involve a rear-end collision (2013 study).
The NHTSA also reports that systems such as AEB can help reduce injury insurance claims by as much as 35 per cent (2015 report).