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AAA tests automatic emergency braking

AAA tests automatic emergency braking (AEB) — results not great

In recent tests conducted by AAA, the results show there’s room for improvement. AAA crash tested a 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT, 2022 Ford Explorer XLT, 2022 Honda CR-V and 2022 Toyota RAV4 LE. In the rear-end tests, the vehicles sped toward each other from the back. Here are the results:

At 30 mph, the vehicles prevented a collision 85 percent of the time. However, when the speed was increased to 40 mph, the collision avoidance performance dropped to 30 percent.

AAA concluded that carmakers need to balance the sensitivity of their automatic braking systems — balancing false positives against efficiency.

The tests also showed that AEB systems don’t perform well in intersection related crashes, with none of the systems preventing a single crash. Worse yet, none of the systems alerted the driver.

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