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AEB could recue car accidents by 27%

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Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology could soon be fitted in all cars as standard.

The system will use radar, laser or video technology to warn those behind the wheel of an impending frontal collision, the Daily Telegraph reports.

It then primes the brakes and performs an emergency stop without the need for human input, which could improve road safety dramatically.

An investigation carried out by the European Commission (EC) found AEB could lead to a 27 per cent reduction in accidents, which could see 8,000 lives saved annually.

"Our studies indicate that the resulting reduction in congestion due to accidents would represent an economic value of about €100 million (£78.5m) in Germany alone," Philippe Jean of the EC stated.

Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP, noted that from 2014 it is going to be hard to achieve a five star rating unless AEB is fitted in a car.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801417937-ADNFCR

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