The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has conducted a study and revealed that Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) can reduce up to 38 percent of rear end collisions in the real world.
This study has also made the government reinforce the rule of cars having AEB, and want it to be fitted in more new cars.
This study about Autonomous Emergency Braking was jointly commissioned by ANCAP, Euro NCAP and the Department of Infrastructure And Regional Development.
The study which was conducted in Australia as well as a few European countries compared vehicles with AEB against those without it to gather data.
Several manufacturers have AEB as a standard fitment, while some offer it as an optional feature and some don't have it at all. It is currently being called a ‘city emergency brake'.
At the moment, this safety feature is also restricted by speed, up to 50 km/h and researchers are demonstrating how effective it is. There is work going on to make this effective at higher speeds as well.
So, should a feature like this be introduced in India as well? Rear ending another vehicle is a very common scene here. Do share your thoughts in the comment box below.