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Autonomous braking 'biggest safety improvement since seat belt'

Publication date: 04 September 2014

In-vehicle automatic braking system has been hailed as the biggest improvement in car safety since the seat belt and could save thousands of lives if made compulsory, according to experts. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) has become widely available in recent years but is only fitted in a fraction of cars because it is classed by most manufacturers as an optional extra feature.

Leading safety analysts have said that the technology, which can slow or even stop vehicles before a collision occurs at speeds of up to 50mph, has the potential to dramatically cut road deaths if made universal.

Read the full story on The Telegraph  

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