What is AEB and how does it work?
AEB, or autonomous emergency braking system is the ultimate life-saver for your car.
It's been a feature on modern cars for some time now and it works by detecting imminent collisions prior to them happening then either bringing your vehicle to an abrupt halt or slowing down significantly - without any need from you as the driver! Interested in learning more about this futuristic safety measure?
What is AEB?
AEB technology is an intelligent system designed to keep drivers safe by predicting and responding quickly in emergency situations.
This life-saving device consists of actuators that apply the brakes, a set of sensors – cameras, lasers or radars – located on grilles and rear-view mirrors for maximum viewability, plus computer algorithms which interpret objects as either threats or nonthreatening.
In addition to recognizing potential risks early on during moments such as following another car closely in traffic conditions, this innovative safety feature prevents costly accidents - guaranteeing you peace of mind while out on the road!
The AEB system won’t apply until the last possible moment. It’s not there to take over braking for the driver – it’s there to prevent a collision if the driver’s incapacitated, distracted, or unable to stop the car themselves. For that reason, it usually applies as much braking force as possible without locking up the wheels. You’ll definitely notice when AEB’s engaged.
Does it work?
Early AEB systems were rather limited, using laser scanners that only had a short range of vision and worked at low speeds below 30 mph.
Unfortunately these sensors weren't able to detect smaller objects like cyclists or pedestrians - leaving them vulnerable in the event of an accident. Thankfully technology has advanced with modern radar and camera scanning systems taking Emergency Braking (AEB) capabilities to new levels; now capable of detecting almost all types of solid moving object from cars up to motorway speed!
Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) has come a long way since its introduction. Nowadays, using a combination of radar and camera scanning systems or Subaru's revolutionary Eyesight technology - which uses stereo cameras instead - AEB can accurately detect and differentiate between cars, cyclists, animals, pedestrians and more!
So reliable is this tech that the Euro NCAP tests them separately in their crash safety assessments now- perfect for keeping your drive as safe as possible.
Do I need AEB?
If you're considering an upgrade to a newer car, AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) is certainly worth ticking off on the list. Often bundled with other cutting-edge safety features such as Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring in what's known as a 'Safety Pack', it can be pricey but may well pay for itself if ever needed.
That said, Euro NCAP and Thatcham research are pushing manufacturers towards fitting all cars with this life-saving technology; so whether retrofitting or looking at new models - equip yourself wisely!
Auto emergency braking (AEB) is an essential feature that everyone should consider when buying a car. The University of Adelaide in Australia reported the system could reduce deadly crashes by up to 25% and injuries from collisions by 35%.
Even just avoiding a small rear-end crash can pay for AEB's cost, so it's no surprise why organizations are pushing automakers to include this as standard equipment on all cars. By choosing vehicles with AEB, you make roads safer—not only reducing damages but also potentially saving lives!