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How Car Makers Are Doing with Voluntary Accord to Install Automatic Braking Systems

Three years ahead of schedule, four vehicle manufacturers— Tesla, Volvo, Audi and Mercedes— have already met their voluntary commitment under an agreement to equip virtually all of their new passenger vehicles with low-speed automatic emergency braking systems that includes forward …

U.S. Safety Board Urges Seat Belts, Automatic Brakes on School Buses

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended for the first time that all new school buses in the U.S. be equipped with lap and shoulder belts. The NTSB also voted to recommend that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

Most Car Makers in No Rush to Make Automatic Braking Standard Equipment

Big automakers are rushing to launch self-driving cars as early as 2021, but the industry’s major players are moving slowly when it comes to widespread deployment of a less expensive crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of …

AAA Cautions: Not All Automatic Braking Systems Are Alike

While most American believe that automatic braking systems are designed to work without human intervention, not all work that way. The hi-tech braking systems vary in design and performance, according to the automobile club AAA. While some braking systems slow …

Probe of Tesla Crash to Address Broader Safety Issues of Automation in Cars

For years, U.S. investigators have been calling for more automation on motor vehicles, such as sensors that slam on the brakes to prevent a crash. At the same time, the National Transportation Safety Board, in its probes of transportation mishaps, …

U.S. Adds Automatic Braking to Recommended Car Safety Features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to add what it considers two “cutting-edge” automatic emergency braking systems to the recommended safety features included under its rating system for consumers. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said it is recommending two automatic …