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Join the Club: Nissan, Mitsubishi and Stellantis make good on 2016 AEB commitment, IIHS says

Toronto, Ontario — Three more automakers have joined the upper crust of the industry when it comes to safety, as the IIHS announced that Nissan, Mitsubishi and Stellantis have all made good on a 2016 commitment to equip at least 95 percent of their model lineup with automatic emergency braking (AEB) technology.

Of the three automakers to join the likes of Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Tesla, Stellantis made the most progress over the last year in equipping its vehicles with the life-saving technology, jumping from a presence on 43 percent of the company’s vehicles to now more than 95 percent.

“With Stellantis dramatically boosting the percentage of vehicles it equips with AEB, there’s been another big jump in the number of affordable cars and SUVs with this important safety feature,” said IIHS president, David Harkey. “General Motors and Porsche also made substantial progress toward the goal.”

As it stands, 15 of the original 20 signatories of the 2016 agreement, which had an original deadline of Sept. 1 of this year, have made good on their end of the deal.

“The overwhelming number of vehicles produced with this critical safety technology means that consumers will receive safety benefits even if they aren’t actively shopping for them,” said director of operations at Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center, Jennifer Stockburger.

“Additional capabilities that many of these systems also provide, such as pedestrian detection and the ability to function at highway speeds, have the potential to save even more lives.”

Thus far, Audi, BMW, Ford/Lincoln, Honda/Acura, Hyundai/Genesis, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Infiniti, Stellantis, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota/Lexus, Volkswagen and Volvo have all met the terms of the agreement.

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