Automatic Emergency Brake Technology to Be Standard by 2022

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Who says automakers can't work together for the good of the consumer?

In a voluntary agreement including just about every automaker that sells vehicles in the U.S., almost all vehicles will have forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking as standard equipment by model-year 2022. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that is about two years faster than the time it would have taken for regulations to force them to add the technology.

According to Cars.com, the new technology could cut rear-end collisions up to 40 percent, saving thousands of lives. Collision avoidance systems with automatic emergency braking use cameras or radar to sense an impending collision, prepare vehicle safety systems — and hit the brakes if the driver does not react quickly enough, avoiding the crash or lessening the impact.

Each automaker will create their own timeline to incorporate the systems into their vehicles, but it looks like both cars and pickups will be included. The 2022 target applies to all vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings of 8500 pounds or less (which includes every half-ton and midsize pickup). Pickups with GVWR ratings from 8500 pounds and 10,000 pounds GVWRs get a little longer, with the technology to be standard by 2025.

We expect the technology to show up in the upper trim packages first, then trickle down to become a standard safety feature across the lineups by the target dates.

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Comments

There had better be a way to turn this off.

A better way, would be to require that the CHMSL ["third brake light"] be LED based (and to specify a heater element to clear ice/snow) so it illuminated in ~0.2 second quicker than regular filament bulb.

Adding to that, no more combination tail/brake lights. Use one lamp for each. That is more recognizable to the eye, if you are not looking directly at the vehicle in front of you.

@George_C

Really?? You feel its better to just put leds in and seperate the tail brake lights because you cant tell the difference but you want to be able to turn off the auto braking?? You should maybe get your eyes checked. This just doesn't make sense at all.

I'm sure Ford may be able to develop forward collision warning systems but emergency braking may be a stretch for them. First, Ford needs to fix their base braking system.

I agree with "Georg_C" on turning this off.

Would not want to get rear-ended because the auto-brake system slammed on the brakes when it "thought" a paper bag blowing across the roads was a dog or little kid!

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I'd like to see brake tail be led standard and have the tail lights quick flash 2-3 times before staying solid. Ambulances have that feature and it catches your attention faster. I also agree the stop and signal light should be separate in color. Rear tail signal should never be red, orange/yellow is easier to see. I've had situation where I'm quartered next to a car and took awhile to know if he was lightly braking or signaling.

But things that make people lazy at driving should be optional, not standard. TPS made people stupid and not know how to check and fill air into tires. Anti-lock brakes and skid control made people stupid and not know how to handle a skid. Self parking... Granted all these are improvements to safety but at the same time, it makes people dependent on them and become lazy.

Is this what happened to Big Al? https://youtu.be/hYWU-cxh7Ck

Bad news for PI Attorneys.
I remember when the auto industry used to claim consumers wouldn't pay the extra cost of a passenger side airbag.
Toyota's now have 16?

It took the Seville to break the $10K ceiling on domestic cars and they never looked back. With some creative financing, the sky's the limit.

This is the response that auto manufactures are implementing to compensate for the increasing use of distracting touch screens.

This proves 2 things:

1) Drivers are so dumb, that is they do not pay attention, have depth perception issues, are lazy, use the vehicle as an extension of their social and personal lives, slow to react, you get the idea...

2) The federal government is a nanny and remains too powerful and the serfs allow the federal government to mandate more stupid regulations over what used to be a free society...

Folks in the United States think and act as their government is their religion and God. That is their savior and what the government to do everything for them because they are incapable to do it themselves.

Pathetic modern society has become, weak and powerless they are.

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This proves 2 things:

1) Drivers are so dumb, that is they do not pay attention, have depth perception issues, are lazy, use the vehicle as an extension of their social and personal lives, slow to react, you get the idea...

2) The federal government is a nanny and remains too powerful and the serfs allow the federal government to mandate more stupid regulations over what used to be a free society...

Folks in the United States think and act as if their government is their religion and God. That is their savior and want the government to do everything for them because they are incapable to do it themselves.

Pathetic modern society has become, weak and powerless they are.

That's how government is in bed with corporations helping them justify year over year higher car prices for adding stuff that we didn't ask for. It should be only an option for people who need it, we need to stop the government to keep saying and force us to do what they thing is good for us. Like mandatory health insurance for instance. Or that stupid TPS that's another big cash cow for dealers due to constant failure. Someone pointed out correctly, what if tumbleweeds roll on the road or what if I want to hit intentionally something in front of me (gate, fence, coyote) in order to avoid a much worse accident, like a head-on collision with an out of control car coming my way? What if there is a criminal that pops out of nowhere with a gun pointing to my car and the best defense solution is to run him over? and my car will brake automatically to save the criminal's life just seconds to get me killed by his gun. Nanny state is a cancer, they are contemplating the driver-less cars, could they be more idiotic?

With all this tech crap on new vehicles and GPS you would think that your vehicles location is known and the road speed limit is known and the vehicle would only able to exceed the posted limit by 15 kilometers an hour. Is this to hard to do or is there another reason. Henry J.

As always, run away when someone want's so bad to HELP YOU, either a religious fanatic or the government. Remember, the road to HELL is always paved with great intentions.

Henry, are you asking for that? would you like some automatic brake system for keeping your car within speed limit? I will give you just a few examples why that would be a bad idea.
1 - You are chased by a criminal that doesn't have in his car that novel system idea
2 - You are chased by tornado
3 - Your wife is about to deliver any second and no one is on the road but the speed limit is 35mph
4 - Your child is at home with a burglar in the house, just called you and you try to save his life
5 - you overtake the slow car in front of you just to discover its crazy driver will not let you do it by starting accelerating and a car is approaching you from the incoming direction (no time to return behind him only chance to accelerate very fast)

There is a reason all emergency vehicles are allowed to circumvent the speed limit. Don't you think for the right reason you might need that in your car?

typical pickuptrucks.com responses.... sure I hate higher prices as much as the next person but remember, we may be really interested in trucks/vevhicles but to most of the public these things are just appliances. just like how there are people that dont know much about tech, there are people that are not good at driving (which i agree the licensing system is a bit too lax). Or there are way too many people staring at their smartphone rather then the task at hand. As much as we may like them off, you have to admit that over the decades vehicles have gotten safer then before. This is like the folks that complained when seatbelts became mandatory. If you don't like the stuff then your other option is to buy used.

Thanks for the cost increase, I appreciate every one of them.

Maybe they can get Takata to install the new technology...lol

http://blog.caranddriver.com/massive-takata-airbag-recall-everything-you-need-to-know-including-full-list-of-affected-vehicles/

This is very , very stupid idea causing many accidents for innocent people , especially in the city high speed driving.

I hate this! I don't need help braking that's what common sense is for.

so instead of paying $2000 for a brake job on my new F-150 then i'll be paying $4000

so instead of paying $3000 for a brake job on my new Silverado then i'll be paying $6000

Our 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland already has this feature. It works great, sometimes it starts to brake when I am going 50mph and not slowing for the vehicle in front of me that is turning, cause I know it will turn before I get there and miss it by inches,,,

not sure if our 2011 has it way every one does not have it 6 years later,,,,,

So instead of paying $2000 for a brake job on my new F-150; it will be in the shop getting upper l-shaft fixed because is was riveted improperly, which can cause it to separate. If that happens, drivers may lose steering control without warning. Then i'll be paying $4000 for a brake job.

So instead of paying $3000 for a brake job on my new Chevy Silverado; it will be in the shop getting upper l-shaft fixed because is was riveted improperly, which can cause it to separate. If that happens, drivers may lose steering control without warning. Then i'll be paying $14,000 for a brake job.

@ GM sux, yeah they will need this when the brake pedal falls off those chebby and gm trucks. Get real and get a life. I see Rico Suave is posting stuff here to and showing his ignorance. You gm guys sure are a piece of ,,,,,,,,, WORK. And by the way, those looking for Big AL need to read ooxxii and his post. Does he sound familiar?????

I drove an international prostar with this nonsense. Scared the hell out of me when it slammed on the brakes because the car in front was exiting the interstate. So I pulled the breaker and didn't have cruise control but felt much safer and in control of my truck.

I see Rico Suave is posting stuff here to and showing his ignorance. You gm guys sure are a piece of ,,,,,,,,,
Posted by: Fed up. | Mar 20, 2016 6:44:43 PM

Speaking about Dirty Sanchez Ford plans new plant in Mexico's San Luis Potosi, great to see a Mexican company doing so well!

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160114/OEM01/160119799/ford-plans-new-plant-in-mexicos-san-luis-potosi-report-says

Here is board of Ford making the announcement....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_lGC2uoumo

Were is the military grade?

Military grade...

Military grade....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ

@ DA,

So you are a typical government apologist!

Yes, more government regulations, more government control over our lives, loss of more Liberty and freedom!

I have raced on road courses and off-road, the only thing you really need is full roll-cage, 5-point safety belts, helmet, fuel cell, you get the idea...

If they do not use it on the race track, you do not need it on the pavement. Looks like you support incapable and dangerous drivers to be on the roads with the rest of us that actually know how to drive and move at the pace of life!

You seek more government controls over our lives, what you seek is anti-American at the core!

@Rico, yeap mexico is old news. They all have plants there and they all do business in other countries. I see now where Buicks will be imported to the U.S from China so yeah you need to get off the old news wagon and just stop it.

This will drive the price of a car up another 2K.

The manufacturers love that, the gov loves that, and ultimately we will probably come to love it just like we love antilock brakes, side impact protection, airbags, 3rd brake light and all the other safety add ons we have come to know love...

Use of your seatbelt isn't optional, use of your antilock brakes isn't optional. Get used to your new braking nanny... a short decade or 2 after and you wont even be driving the car at all.

How long do you think after self driving comes into play that it will become illegal to drive your car on your own?

Airbags was a good idea as it help protect without interfering with your control of the vehicle. Traction control, skid control, abs, tps, self braking, self parking, all contribute to driver laziness.

@DA
Two separate points. This system is attacking a symptom of the effects of the problem.
Fully authority and control of the vehicle lies with the person behind the wheel. It is the responsibility of the vehicle ahead to convey their intentions. Vehicles, with modern tires, can easily exceed 1g peak deceleration. So that reality now requires the quickest transmission of action, to the following person(s).
That means absolute signaling {no combination park-tail / brake lights} activated by the fastest response system we have: currently LEDs

The human eye has high spatial resolution on center, and high temporal resolution off axis. {Don't believe me, sit with a ceiling fan on. Look directly at it, and now look away so that it is in your peripheral sight. The speed appears different}
I am sorry you don't understand the operation of the human eye & visual system.
Many auto makers has utilized separate tail / brake lights, because it is the right thing to do.
Don't be cheap & retarded and use one damn red lamp for: tail, brake, turn.

Driving is coming to an end...

We will be forced to have driverless pod trucks...

This braking system is stupid, I will not buy a new vehicle.. Hell, new vehicles are getting uglier by the day...

Government actually doesn't want us to drive,as we have free movement...If we are forced on a bus,we only go where the bus goes,or if we ride a bike you cant go anywhere,it takes too long and if you have a bad knee,back etc you cant ride a childs toy..

Government actually doesn't want us to drive,as we have free movement...If we are forced on a bus,we only go where the bus goes,or if we ride a bike you cant go anywhere,it takes too long and if you have a bad knee,back etc you cant ride a childs toy..


Posted by: RS | Mar 21, 2016 1:52:03 PM

Well, good thing we still have motorcycles.

Yeah I'd be pulling the fuse on this if I had it.

They all have plants there and they all do business in other countries. I see now where Buicks will be imported to the U.S from China so yeah you need to get off the old news wagon and just stop it.
Posted by: Fed up. | Mar 21, 2016 3:39:54 AM

Old news…lol Bonehead you are reading an article on a forward collision avoidance system. The first demonstration of forward collision avoidance was performed in 1995 by a team of scientists and engineers at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California! Talk about old news….it has been around for years. The only reason why it hasn’t been implemented was because auto manufactures didn’t want to be held liable for accidents if the system didn’t brake on time. This whole article is old news….lol.

As far as auto manufactures moving to Mexico, they are moving there because the labor pool is skilled and experienced and it’s much more affordable in Mexico than it is in the United States. So when yahoo’s like you and Clint are concerned about “this technology driving the price of a car up another 2K”. You might want to be concerned about the “old news” that your beloved Ford and GM are moving American jobs to Mexico as fast as they can build plants there. The 2K will be the least of the worries of many American families losing their jobs to Vales Verga Mexican’s!

When you flippantly call Chrysler products Fiat, because they are owned by an Italian Company, you might want to brush up on your Spanish when you speak of GM or Ford...lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPH1tHfZ_IY

@George C

Yeah and a braking system can react to an emergency way faster then an led turning on, to which your eyes feed onto, then your brain processes that information which then tells your foot to slam on the brakes... Not everyone is a perfect driver like yourself.(That is sarcasm) Get out of the stone age.

this says to me "buy a new one before then"

@ DA
Thanks for making my point.
Use LEDs to have 200ms illumination response advantage + 50ms visual cortex processing response advantage. {from using a dedicated brake only lamp}

I agree that led is faster which is good but from that point on you are way slower then a computer/mechanical system.

i'd say in 30 years or less humans driving will not be the ones doing the driving, other then at antique shows so you better get ready.

Go ahead and pull the fuse on this feature then drill the car in front of you. If you are lucky you will spend years in the civil court system fighting a big judgment. If you are unlucky you will do the same in in criminal court for negligence. Your insurance company will be happy to let you do this on your own dime.

Calm down, the engineers will figure it out.

just put a fuse in that's already blown

I did pull the fuse, actually the breaker, on this unsafe feature.

I'd like to see a sensor that wont let you into the left lane on the expressway if you're gonna drive slow or if there's a line of cars behind you it makes changes lanes for you.

Thanks millenials. This is the result of you texting and driving and not paying attention to the roads. I feel like driving was safer 10-15 years ago before the advent of the smart phone. This is one feature do NOT want on my vehicle. Can't even begin to imagine the expense of having to replace or repair brakes once this gets implemented. And what could go wrong if the Automatic Emergency Brake fails or starts to go out?



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