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GM's Automatic Emergency Braking Proven To Reduce Certain Accidents By 64%


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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
11-13-2018 

 

A new study conducted by the Insurance Institue For Highway Safety has proven that GM's automatic emergency braking (AEB) is working and that it can have a huge impact on the number of crashes it is designed to prevent. Study author Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research, looked at 2013-15 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brand vehicles. GM provided VIN numbers and whether or not the vehicles were equipped with the optional AEB system. The analysis of real-world crash data revealed that the vehicles equipped with both warning and AEB reduced accidents by 43%. The crashes were the type the system is best at preventing, front to rear crashes from behind. What is most significant is that the accidents reported by police to involve injuries were reduced by 64%. Accidents were also reduced by the GM system that only offered a driver a warning, but by a much lower percentage.

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"The evidence has been mounting that front crash prevention works, and it works even better when it doesn't solely rely on a response from the driver," says Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research and author of both studies.

 

GM is one of the last manufacturers who is launching new models without making the technology standard. The Silverado, for example, offers AEB, but only on some trims, and it is optional on others. Every manufacturer has pledged to make the technology standard on all mainstream models and all trims by 2022. This new study jives with a prior IIHS study that looked at Volvo vehicles. 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, M1ck3y said:

Anyone know at what speed its active at? have mine turned off right now because I'm worried it might activate if I happen to be driving a little dangerously.

I had a Tahoe as a loaner and all the nannies kicked in one time which almost caused me to hit someone.  Darn dash lit up like a Christmas tree and my butt vibrated lol.  I doubt I was going over 30.

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I like this feature!

 

Im not an aggressive drive (unless I get ticked off by some jackwad playing with their phone)....

 

I believe the alert/brake saved me from an accident during rush hour when cars were stacked up, we were on a sharp curve, traveling about 35mph in a 55 (I did say rush hr :lol:) when a jackwad on her damn cell, cut me off and then immediatly hit her brakes because the guy in front of her brake checked her. Happened so fast I believe I would have at the very least made contact with her bumper. 

 

And for you arm chair driving experts, there was plenty of room between me and the knucklehead who brake checked the jackwad. :D

 

 

 

 

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I like anything that helps me avoid an accident but I’m not sure my AEB is working. I have the settings to the highest with 3 ))) showing but I have purposefully approached a couple cars at red lights pretty close and never felt the brakes come on. Have any of you felt your brakes come on?

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On 11/13/2018 at 8:52 PM, Chevyguy85 said:

Or maybe people could, you know...drive and pay attention.

They don't have time for that, they might miss being first to comment on the latest Facebook post!

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I sure hope they didn't buy their tech from Tesla, as those cars have killed quite a few people in self drive mode already. As said above, put your phone away and drive. Don't give people more reasons to not pay attention like auto braking, lane departure and adaptive cruise. You are just creating less-skilled drivers. Most kid drivers now don't even know how to use their foot as traction control, or react to a skid if they find themselves in one. Didn't even have ABS when I learned to drive in the Canadian winters and I guarantee it made me a better driver than if I had learned in a 2018. Makes me mad, all this desire for autonomous cars. I love to drive, and the more raw and animalistic the machine is, the more fun it is to drive. 

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I remember watching Top Gear with the old hosts, they each had brand new cars they were testing on public roads. Clarkson drove into a parking spot fast, obviously distracted, and the car had AEB.  The car stopped on its own, much to the surprise of Clarkson.  Clarkson promptly backed out of his spot, and moved his car so it was perpendicular to James May's car.  Clarkson was almost giddy with excitement as he told James May to "watch this" as he floored the accelerator and drove right into the side of James May's car, causing a good amount of damage.  It was one of the funniest episodes I have seen.  The look on Clarkson's face when he hit May's car was priceless.  Don't recall why it failed to stop him, but it may have been the distance.he was only about 20 to 30 feet from his car. 

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22 hours ago, migizi said:

I like this feature!

 

Im not an aggressive drive (unless I get ticked off by some jackwad playing with their phone)....

 

I believe the alert/brake saved me from an accident during rush hour when cars were stacked up, we were on a sharp curve, traveling about 35mph in a 55 (I did say rush hr :lol:) when a jackwad on her damn cell, cut me off and then immediatly hit her brakes because the guy in front of her brake checked her. Happened so fast I believe I would have at the very least made contact with her bumper. 

 

And for you arm chair driving experts, there was plenty of room between me and the knucklehead who brake checked the jackwad. :D

 

 

 

 

Neat.  I'd be interested to hear more success stories from these safety systems.  My truck is not equipped with AEB, but I'm a little paranoid that something small (animal, piece of ice flying off the top of a tractor trailer, etc) could trigger an unwanted braking event, and CAUSE an accident. 

27 minutes ago, Doug_Scott said:

I remember watching Top Gear with the old hosts, they each had brand new cars they were testing on public roads. Clarkson drove into a parking spot fast, obviously distracted, and the car had AEB.  The car stopped on its own, much to the surprise of Clarkson.  Clarkson promptly backed out of his spot, and moved his car so it was perpendicular to James May's car.  Clarkson was almost giddy with excitement as he told James May to "watch this" as he floored the accelerator and drove right into the side of James May's car, causing a good amount of damage.  It was one of the funniest episodes I have seen.  The look on Clarkson's face when he hit May's car was priceless.  Don't recall why it failed to stop him, but it may have been the distance.he was only about 20 to 30 feet from his car. 

I don't remember that one.   Is this the clip?

 

 

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2 hours ago, rkj__ said:

Neat.  I'd be interested to hear more success stories from these safety systems.  My truck is not equipped with AEB, but I'm a little paranoid that something small (animal, piece of ice flying off the top of a tractor trailer, etc) could trigger an unwanted braking event, and CAUSE an accident. 

I don't remember that one.   Is this the clip?

 

 

No, the one I saw he was driving a light coloured vehicle.  The vine covered curbs at the end of the parking spots were round logs in the version I saw.  The expression at the end was similar though. 

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