Mercedes, Volvo, Tesla lead in rolling out auto emergency braking

Automakers are making good progress towards a voluntary aim of together with automated emergency braking on new automobiles, however some firms are doing higher than others. That’s the conclusion of an replace from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) launched Wednesday, which discovered that Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Tesla now promote the best proportion of recent automobiles outfitted with AEB.

Mercedes had among the many highest penetration of AEB on its new automobiles, IIHS mentioned.


A complete of 20 automakers, accounting for roughly 99 % of all US-market new automobiles, agreed to equip each new passenger automotive with AEB, often known as precollision braking, by September 1, 2022. It’s a voluntary dedication, however one with enormous potential advantages: IIHS estimates that by 2025, this effort will stop 28,000 crashes and 12,000 accidents on US roads.

In the most recent report, IIHS says that about half of all automobiles made by the 20 producers between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 have been outfitted with AEB. That’s up from “less than a third” of automobiles a 12 months prior.

By percentages, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Tesla all exceeded 93-percent penetration of AEB on new fashions, IIHS says, with Tesla truly at a full 100 %. In phrases of uncooked quantity, however, Toyota led with 2.2 million of two.5 million automobiles (90 %) constructed with AEB. Nissan was shut behind, with 1.1 million automobiles (78 %) so outfitted, and Honda was in third place by quantity at 980,000 automobiles, or 61 % of quantity.

However, there’s nonetheless a method to go. Ford, Mitsubishi and Porsche reported that fewer than 10 % of their automobiles have been outfitted with AEB through the time interval, and Jaguar Land Rover did not report that any fashions have been.

IIHS additionally seems at which carmakers included AEB as normal gear on their fashions, discovering that, for 13 of the 20 automakers, AEB is normal “on all trim levels on at least half of their 2019 models.” Notable exceptions, per IIHS, embrace General Motors, FCA and Mitsubishi, all of which reported having zero % of recent 2019 fashions outfitted with AEB as normal.