Tesla is far ahead of other US automakers in meeting brake-safety standards

Tesla vehicles are well known for their award-winning safety features that make it one of the safest, if not the safest vehicles on the road today.

One of those safety features is Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. With the help of the many sensors and cameras, the car can detect when a vehicle ahead of it is slowing down suddenly, and apply the brakes to avoid a rear-end collision.

Federal regulations in the US stipulate that by September 1, 2022 this safety feature must be included in all new cars. According to Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Tesla is the only US automaker to meet this standard, well ahead of schedule.

Lagging far behind are General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), who have added AEB to less than half of their models. So far Ford Motor Co. is the only US automaker closer to meeting the standard, having equipped 91% of their vehicles with AEB.

To excuse other US automakers, some may say Tesla only offers 4 vehicles so it is easier to meet the standard. There are many other automakers that have met the standard however, including Audi, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, BMW, Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Source: Detroit News

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