- Federal regulators said on Friday that 10 automakers had agreed to install automatic braking systems, which use sensors to detect potential collisions, as standard equipment in new vehicles.
But the automakers have not set a timetable for the introduction of the systems, and regulators may still seek government rules that would require the equipment as a standard feature in all cars and trucks — just as airbags were mandated a generation ago.
- From NHTSA:DOT and IIHS announce historic commitment from 10 automakers to include automatic emergency braking on all new vehicles
- The announcement Friday was made in conjunction with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
“Most crashes involve driver error,” said Adrian Lund, the group’s president. “This technology can compensate for the mistakes every driver makes because the systems are always on alert.”