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Friday, January 23, 2015

This is why science is cool; automatic braking to save lives.

Long before cars are autonomous, they will be able to brake to avoid an accident.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends automatic braking in new cars.

The agency plans to add crash-imminent braking and dynamic brake support to its recommendations. Crash-imminent braking automatically stops a car if sensors detect a possible crash, while dynamic braking adds force to the brakes if the driver isn't pressing hard enough to avoid a crash.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-govt-emergency-features-safety-device.html#jCp
 "The agency plans to add crash-imminent braking and dynamic brake support to its recommendations. Crash-imminent braking automatically stops a car if sensors detect a possible crash, while dynamic braking adds force to the brakes if the driver isn't pressing hard enough to avoid a crash."
The agency plans to add crash-imminent braking and dynamic brake support to its recommendations. Crash-imminent braking automatically stops a car if sensors detect a possible crash, while dynamic braking adds force to the brakes if the driver isn't pressing hard enough to avoid a crash.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-govt-emergency-features-safety-device.html#jCp
The agency plans to add crash-imminent braking and dynamic brake support to its recommendations. Crash-imminent braking automatically stops a car if sensors detect a possible crash, while dynamic braking adds force to the brakes if the driver isn't pressing hard enough to avoid a crash.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-govt-emergency-features-safety-device.html#jCp
The agency plans to add crash-imminent braking and dynamic brake support to its recommendations. Crash-imminent braking automatically stops a car if sensors detect a possible crash, while dynamic braking adds force to the brakes if the driver isn't pressing hard enough to avoid a crash.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-govt-emergency-features-safety-device.html#jCp

This means that the technology behind this, sensors that track distance to objects have become so reliable and so cheap that it makes sense to recommend them.

Stopping accidents before they happen will save thousands of lives a year.  This is why science is cool.

The agency plans to add crash-imminent braking and dynamic brake support to its recommendations. Crash-imminent braking automatically stops a car if sensors detect a possible crash, while dynamic braking adds force to the brakes if the driver isn't pressing hard enough to avoid a crash.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-govt-emergency-features-safety-device.html#jCp
The agency plans to add crash-imminent braking and dynamic brake support to its recommendations. Crash-imminent braking automatically stops a car if sensors detect a possible crash, while dynamic braking adds force to the brakes if the driver isn't pressing hard enough to avoid a crash.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-govt-emergency-features-safety-device.html#jCp