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Auto emergency braking can cut crashes by over 40%, studies show
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Two new studies conducted in the U.S. show that automatic emergency braking can slash the number of rear-end automobile crashes in half.
In addition, it can reduce pickup truck crashes by more than 40%.
Automatic emergency braking can bring vehicles to a stop if a crash is imminent, or slow them down to reduce the severity of the crash.
The research, conducted by a government-auto industry partnership and the insurance industry, used crash data to reach these conclusions.
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The Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety looked at data on auto equipment with 12 million police-reported crashes from 13 states that was collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.