The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has stepped up its automatic emergency braking testing because it’s now too easy.
That’s because automakers have now met the standards they set when they began testing in 2013, according to the IIHS.
A sort of Equipped with more vehicles and automatic emergency braking Now than nine years ago. Therefore, the original test using speeds of 12 mph and 25 mph appears to the IIHS to be somewhat outdated.
“Fortunately, in the real world, the AEB system can prevent collisions at speeds that exceed the maximum speed of 25 mph used by our test program,” said IIHS principal investigator David Kidd, author of a new paper. “The problem is that our current assessments don’t tell us how well a particular system will perform at these speeds.”
About 85 percent of the 2022 model year received a “Premium” rating, the institute said.
In 2023, tests will use speeds of 35 and 45 mph, and will expand to see how well each system can detect motorcycles and large trucks. That’s because rear-end collisions are more common at speeds between 35 and 45 mph, and fatalities are common when collisions involve large trucks or motorcycles.
Vehicles must have a “Premium” or “Premium” rating to receive the Top Safety Pick+ designation.
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