Safety, After Dark: More than half of vehicles in night AEB test underperform, IIHS says

Toronto, Ontario — It almost goes without saying that when night falls, the quality of people’s driving tends to decline, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is warning automakers that the case shouldn’t be the same for automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems after dark. The organization recently completed its first-ever round of nighttime AEB […]

Grey-DAS: ADAS tech could prevent a third of crash scenarios for older drivers, IIHS says

Toronto, Ontario — Advanced driver-assistance technology (ADAS) could be the key to keeping our older generation of Canadians safe on the road, according to a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the IIHS’s latest report released on Thursday, “Safety potential of crash avoidance features, improved headlights, and V2V-enhanced technologies for […]

A Clear Objective: Hyundai expands partnership with IonQ to improve object detection tech

Toronto, Ontario — Hyundai and quantum computing developer IonQ have announced that they are expanding their partnership to address the need for improved object detection technology in autonomous driving systems. The two companies, who have a history developing electric vehicle batteries together, will deepen their partnership through a study of how AI and machine learning […]

Brake Break: NHTSA investigates automatically braking Teslas

Washington, D.C. — The NHTSA has opened up an investigation after receiving 354 reports of phantom braking in Tesla vehicles. The NHTSA’s report says that the office of Defects investigation received 354 complaints of ‘phantom braking’ by consumers over the past nine months. Many of these complaints detailed unexpected braking while driving at highway speeds, along […]

Breaking the Brake Barrier: Ford, Honda equip 95 percent of vehicles with AEB

Toronto, Ontario — If there were a gifted program for OEMs then Ford and Honda would be its newest members as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the pair of automakers have reached their AEB goal ahead of schedule. The IIHS announced on Friday that Ford and Honda had both managed to […]

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 […]

Braking the Bank: Bill mandating AEB on all vehicles to go before U.S. House

Washington, D.C. — A $1 trillion infrastructure bill currently before the U.S. House of Representatives has the potential to mandate automatic emergency braking in all passenger vehicles, setting a significant new benchmark for automakers. The bill requires the Secretary of Transportation to make a rule establishing minimum performance standards for such anti-crash technology, and to […]