Bosch Knows Best: Bosch reports AEB could prevent one-third of crashes

Toronto, Ontario — With a bill proposing to mandate the integration of AEB on all passenger vehicles currently before the U.S. House of Representatives, Bosch has released a report showing that about one-third of U.S. vehicle crashes could be prevented with the technology.

Bosch said that if integrated across the board, Automatic Emergency Braking systems have the potential to mitigate 649,000 of the crashes reported in the U.S. annually.

“We are continuing to advance vehicle safety in a way that protects vulnerable road users of many types – from drivers and passengers to pedestrians and cyclists,” Dr. Kay Stepper, senior v-p of automated driving and driver assistance for Bosch in North America, said in a statement. 

“AEB is not a static technology, it’s one where we’ve leveraged Bosch’s ‘Invented for Life’ ethos to continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible to keep people safe.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported a notable increase in accident severity during the COVID-19 pandemic despite drivers travelling less, with collision fatalities up 10.5 percent in Q1 2021, compared to the year prior.


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