The Limitations Of Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

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Over the last decade, cars have become increasingly sophisticated with the automated emergency braking (AEB) system that were designed for adaptive cruise control, detection of impending collisions and slamming on the brakes to prevent or mitigate a crash. The sophisticated system provides car drivers will benefits but they also came with a major caveat.

The automatic emergency braking system is designed for low speeds. If you are driving a car with AEB technology at 20mph, it is very likely for the system to intervene and control a collision. However, if the car is running at 70mph, the system may not be able to intervene and control the car.

AEB technology had been developed as a driver assistance system that follows a conservative “first do no harm” philosophy. While the system can prevent a crash, it wants to avoid taking an action that will cause a crash. When the car is moving at low speed, there is no risk to slamming the brakes. The driver can afford to wait until an object is close enough before slamming the brakes without being rear-ended.

On the other hand, if the car is travelling at 70mph, preventing a crash will require slamming the brakes while the object is still a fair distance from the vehicle. Sudden braking at fast speed can startle the driver and result into an erratic driving behavior. If the car behind does not stop on time, it can result into a rear-end collision.

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