The Safety Standard For US Cars Is About To Change
It's a car that stops itself. In just six years, almost every new car in the U.S. will come with this high-tech safety feature.By Stephanie Liebergen | March 17, 2016
A fancy, high-tech car feature will soon be mainstream.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced automatic emergency braking will be standard on nearly all new cars in the U.S.
We're talking about cars pressing the brakes on their own. Using a combination of radar, sensors and lasers, cars will be able to detect an impending crash and apply the brakes if the driver does not react in time.