Automatic Braking Now Standard

AutomaticBrakes

99% of the U.S. auto market has just pledged to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature by 2022.

Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Maserati, Mazda,Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Tesla,Toyota, Volkswagen,and Volvo have committed to making the feature standard three years ahead of when it would have been accomplished through normal regulatory channels.

The insurance institute for highway safety (IIHS) estimates that the three year head start will prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries. Toyota has declared that it will make the feature standard even sooner, by the end of 2017.

They will make the safety enhancing addition standard on 25 of the 30 vehicles offered by Toyota and Lexus. The exceptions will be the Toyota Mirai, 4Runner, 86 (Scion FR-S), Scion iA, and the Lexus GX.