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Report: Increasing Amounts of Vehicles Feature Automatic Emergency Braking

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March 14, 2019—Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced on Wednesday.

This is the second update of manufacturer progress toward equipping every new passenger vehicle with the crash avoidance technology by Sept. 1, 2022.

The 10 manufacturers include automakers such as Honda, Nissan and Toyota. Three manufacturers — Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo — report 93 percent or higher conformance with the voluntary commitment, with Tesla at 100 percent.

Based on reporting by the 20 manufacturers that made the commitment, about half of the vehicles produced during the period were equipped with AEB. This is an increase from less than a third for the previous year, according to reports that included sales figures for both years.

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