Automatic Emergency Braking applies the vehicle’s brakes to avoid or lessen the damage from a collision. The AEB system uses the vehicle’s radar sensors and the cameras to monitor the proximity of other cars, pedestrians, or hazards in the vehicle’s path.
If an obstacle is detected in the vehicle’s path, the system prepares the braking system and warns the driver with audio and visual alerts. If the driver does not respond, the system applies partial braking to increase the time available to react.
The AEB system calculates the amount of braking pressure necessary to slow the vehicle in time. If the driver is unresponsive to the impending collision, some AEB systems will bring the car to a complete stop.