Automotive News: Automakers Commit to Making Automatic Braking Standard

Sep 11, 2015

A broad group of automakers have agreed in principle to equip all their new vehicles with automatic emergency braking technology as a standard feature in the near future, according to Automotive News.

The group-”which includes Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo-”will work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the next few months to hammer out details of the agreement and a timeline for implementing it across their lineups, Automotive News reported.

The agreement was announced by U.S. officials and IIHS President Adrian Lund at a dedication event for the safety group’s newly expanded vehicle research center here.

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