EU to Require Automatic Emergency Auto Braking in May

IN 2022, cars in many countries must start carrying automatic emergency braking, which is designed to prevent crashes. The European Transport Safety Council estimates that automatic braking can reduce traffic death rates by as much as 20 percent, saving about 4,000 lives a year. Emergency braking systems use cameras and radar to detect impending crashes, and will be required in May in the EU; new 2022 U.S. models all reportedly come with the system. Because today’s systems still can’t reliably identify objects smaller than a vehicle, European regulations require emergency braking to protect only against forward collisions with big vehicles, not cyclists or pedestrians. Read the details at Illustration courtesy of EDMON DE HARO.