AEB technology welcomed
The life-saving benefits of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems will be demonstrated at the Sixth Global Meeting of Road Safety NGOs in Crete.
Over 270 participants from 76 countries, including New Zealand, will participate in live demonstrations of this crash avoidance technology organised by the #StopTheCrash Partnership.
With the support of the European Parliament and Council, AEB with pedestrian detection has now been included in the European Commission’s latest package of road safety measures. To be applied from 2021, along with intelligent speed assistance, the vehicle safety requirements will help avoid 25,000 deaths and 140,000 serious injuries by 2038.
In parallel, the United Nations World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations has now developed a draft international standard for AEB that will make it far easier for countries around the world to also mandate this life-saving technology.
“Life-saving technologies such as AEB have the potential to help avoid thousands of deaths and serious injuries every year," says David Ward, Chairman of the #StopTheCrash Partnership. "The Stop the Crash Partnership congratulates and strongly supports the European Commission’s mandating of AEB as part of a package of new vehicle safety measures."
“NGO road safety delegates from across the world gather in Crete this week. They will be able to experience for themselves the potential life-saving benefits of AEB and we hope they will join us in advocating for these crash avoidance systems to be made available on vehicles worldwide.”