Hyundai praises NHTSA and IIHS initiative to make AEB a standard feature


In US, all the new cars must be equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking by 2022

South Korean automaker Hyundai has been known for applying various safety technologies in their cars. Now the Hyundai Motors America has praised NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the IIHS’s (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) initiative to work together with the automakers to make the Automotive Emergency Braking (AEB) systems a standard feature in all the new cars by 2022. Hyundai believes, with this technology implemented to the cars, many accidents can be prevented, and in case of the mishaps injuries can be reduced as well.

Presently Hyundai Motors America sells six models with AEB as option, which are 2017 Elantra, 2017 Santa Fe, 2017 Santa Fe Sport, 2016 Sonata, 2016 Tucson and the 2016 Genesis. The last three cars have received top safety ratings from IIHS. Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis will launch the G90 in a few days, which will come with AEB as a standard feature.

Automatic Emergency Braking is an autonomous vehicle safety technology which employs the forward facing sensors and camera to detect the vehicles and passengers ahead and therefore calculates relative speed and distance between the host and targets, and warns the driver in case of a potential accident risk. If the driver doesn’t respond to the warning accordingly, the AEB system automatically applies emergency brake, and makes the car stop.

In India, Hyundai Creta is a very popular compact SUV, which comes with safety features like strong body frame, six airbags, Hill Assist Control, Electronic Stability Control. Another popular car Hyundai Elite i20 gets safety features like dual front airbags, Anti-lock Brake System. Hyundai India showcased the Tucson SUV at the Auto Expo 2016, which will be launched later this year and will be positioned between Santa Fe and Creta. The Tucson will come with features like ABS, ESC, Lane Departure Warning System etc.


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