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Driver Safety Tips: Automatic Emergency Braking

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 22, 2019 3:24:52 PM

Vehicle_Safety_ImageSticking with the theme of our last blog article about Adaptive Cruise Control, I will compare the intelligence of emerging auto technology to the proliferation of computer IQ in The Matrix. Many embrace the invention of cars that sense and even think for us to some extent, while others fear that it takes too much responsibility out of our own hands. And if the Matrix trilogy taught us anything, it is to avoid self-aware mechanisms. 

All jokes aside, it is important to be aware of the responsibilities that do remain to us even with these smart devices monitoring our surroundings. The truth is that nothing truly changes. The person behind the wheel is just as responsible for checking their blind-spot or turning over their shoulder to back up as they were without automatic sensors. 

Ideally, automatic emergency brakes only come into effect when absolutely necessary, in order to avoid a collision. Operating in conjunction with collision warning sensors, it will warn you with sound or a digital display when you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of you. If you fail to brake, the system will slow and even stop the movement of your vehicle.

This is a very advanced feature that has already proved its usefulness to many. For more information, visit a helpful web-page from MyCarDoesWhat.org (link below), or contact Fleet Services at (414) 813-8036. And, as always, buckle up and stay safe!







Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

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