Tesla Among Small List Of Automakers Meeting Automatic Braking Goals

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Though standard crash avoidance tech isn’t mandated and won’t be for many years, Tesla is already substantially ahead of most other automakers.

Back in 2015, ten automakers committed to voluntarily add standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) to all vehicles by September 1, 2022  (likely planned for the 2023 model year). The automakers included Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Within a year of the initial announcement, ten other automakers joined the initiative.


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According to Consumer Reports, only 19 percent of all U.S. vehicles for the 2017 model year include standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released its yearly joint report regarding AEB. For the 2017 model year, four automakers have already implemented standard AEB on 50 percent or more vehicles while six brands include it as standard on 30 percent of its vehicles. Tesla tops the list with 99.8% of its vehicles providing the tech as standard.

Mercedes-Benz is the only other automaker near 100 percent (96). Volvo and Toyota are next in line with 68 and 56, respectively. Executive vice president and chief research officer of IIHS, David Zuby shared:

“IIHS is pleased to see that automakers are steadily moving toward the shared goal of putting standard AEB into every new car they sell. This is a big win for safety on our nation’s roads, which will see fewer crashes and injuries because of this commitment.”

Automakers also submitted their first yearly progress reports to the IIHS-NHTSA group. The reported included all U.S. vehicles manufactured from September 1, 2016- August 31, 2017. Tesla only built a few vehicles that didn’t have both forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking as standard. The fact that the automaker had the feature turned off temporarily for validation doesn’t impact the results since it was successfully reinstated. Since then, another update has added high-speed AEB to Tesla’s entire global fleet.

Source: IIHS via Teslarati

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16 Comments on "Tesla Among Small List Of Automakers Meeting Automatic Braking Goals"

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I’m curious about their math. Tesla only has 3 current production models. The S, X, and 3. Somhow do they get 99.8%?

The original Roadster, less than 2000 of which are still on the road, did not have Automatic Emergency Braking.

This is counting the number of 2017 model year vehicles to see which has AEB. Roadster was not manufactured in 2017.

Pure Tesla fanboyism don’t you know that already 🙂

Seller gets to keep the $7500 fed credit and $2500 state incentive…

Nice. Making them around $30k total so they can use the tax relief.

The seller also didn’t pay for autopilot… these people irritate me that they only buy an early model 3 to flip for 35k+ profit while tons of honest people wish they could drive one now.

Nope, not according to a previous discussion on the topic. You can’t claim the federal tax rebate if you don’t keep the car for at least 12 months before re-selling it; and the new buyer — who is buying what by law is a “used car” — doesn’t get it, either.

Not sure about the California rebate. Maybe the original buyer does get that.

Indeed pure Tesla fanboyism BS. They compare 100k$ with 10k$ cars

No, we didn’t. Isn’t it amazing?

Toyota offers standard AEB braking on every vehicle with the sole exception of the jointly developed 86 that does not sell well…Wonder why only 56%?


When every car has this capability it will pave the way for full autonomous drive.

I thought AEB is only part of the Autopilot package in Model 3 – isn’t it? This would mean that the $35K models do not have it enabled, right?

No, it’s standard.

All safety features are standard.
You only pay for hallo features.