New braking systems may be made compulsory
New laser braking systems may be made compulsory for new car drivers.
The autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system slows and stops cars up to 50mph to avoid hitting another vehicle or obstacle thus saving deaths of the road claims and serious injuries.
- More than 1,700 died on Britain’s roads last year. More than 90 % of road crashes believed to be caused by human error.
- The laser brakes are fitted into the cars windscreens and bumpers.
- The AEB brakes will override the normal braking system if the vehicle is head towards an object or car.
- The chief executive of the insurance industry’s research centre said ‘as important a breakthrough as the seatbelt’.
- European Transport Safety Council asking for the brakes to be compulsory in every vehicle.
- If any driver wants to install them it will cost £500.
- A representative from the Transport Safety Council has said that when the brakes become compulsory that the cost will go down.
- The brakes are available in a range of new cars, though they are only offered as an extra.
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Posted: October 30, 2014 at 8:10 am