Automatic braking system scares driversSeptember 8, 2019
Because any electronics may not work correctly or completely fail
The automatic braking system can slow down or completely stop the car to avoid a collision, but sometimes this function has the opposite effect, destroying the driver’s confidence in the car.
Driver assistance systems such as lane keeping, adaptive cruise control and automatic braking are designed to make cars safer than ever. Nevertheless, statistics show that modern cars sometimes have the ability to brake independently, even when there is no risk of a collision. Over the past three years, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received more than 400 complaints about brake systems from owners of Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen and other brands.
Almost all complaints were about the fact that cars unexpectedly applied emergency braking for absolutely no reason – as a rule, this happened when driving on a highway at high speed. Others, on the contrary, claimed that automatic braking did not work in the event of a real danger. Due to the incorrect operation of the system, 14 drivers lost control and had an accident and another 18 people suffered from the fact that as a result of sudden braking a passing car crashed into them. All complaints are united by one thing – drivers claim that the auto-braking system scares them and deprives them of confidence.
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