Nissan, Mazda and Toyota Add Automatic Emergency Braking to Most 2018 Vehicles

The most unpredictable thing in your car is you, the driver. This amazing safety system can sense slow or stopped traffic ahead and quickly apply the brakes if the driver fails to respond.
The system uses old technology you have seen for many years. It uses sensors to watch cars ahead of you and automatically slam on the brakes in an impending crash.
It can’t change the laws of Physics. If your vehicle is larger and heavier it will not stop a quickly as the smaller car in front of you. But it will lessen the severity of the crash.

WHAT IT DOES

This amazing safety feature will typically be paired with forward collision warning. That feature scans the road ahead while you drive, warning you if you’re about to crash into a car. If you don’t react in time, automatic emergency braking quickly slows down your car or can even bring your car to a stop.

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND IT

The old technology of Sensors, located in the front of your car are able to detect when the driver ahead comes to a panic stop at the yellow light. These typically are camera- or radar-based sensors. Warnings can be sounds, visual or vibrations, or a mix of warnings. If your car begins to brake, this will also act as an alert.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

Have the sales person demonstrate the system on their demonstrator car first. Read your car manual or YouTube your make and model car to see how your specific system works. These systems are standard on Most Mazda’s, Nissan’s and Toyota’s. Automatic emergency braking is not fool-proof. Always keep a safe following distance from the traffic ahead. Stay focused on the road.

TIPS FOR USING
•Automatic emergency braking relies on sensors that may be blocked by dirt, ice or snow. If so, the system will tell you that it won’t work. So, be sure to clear any build-up off your feature’s sensors or windshield before trips.
•Not sure where your automatic emergency braking’s sensors are located? You can always check your owner’s manual or with your dealership.
•Some automatic emergency braking features are vulnerable to glare from sunrise and sunset. You shouldn’t rely on this feature exclusively during those times – or at any other time.