Keeping safety concerns in consideration, the US transportation department National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have announced that by 2022, emergency braking will be automized on all the vehicles. Some of the big brands such as Volvo already have automatic emergency braking systems. It uses sensors to detect potential hazards and obstacles on the road ahead. The speed of the car and all the other data gets crunched with the safety system and let it determine that whether braking operation is needed or not.
Volvo is the first to take the opportunity of introducing this new feature named as ‘Large Animal Detection’ in its 2017 S90 and XC90. Large animal detection feature is somewhat similar to the on board safety systems that many vehicles already posses. The system will be useful to avoid large collisions as it will automatically stop the car if it senses any large animal like moose entering the road, ahead of car.
With such system, people can avoid major accidents. A while back, we were going through the videos online hitting deer, moose, lions, deer and many other big animals. It was so scary to watch even and at the same we thought if the drivers would have assumed them well in advance.
It is going to be a great feature for large vehicles that often fail to overcome the jerk. And if you are running an exorbitant SUV somewhere near the forest area, even a not-so-major accident will cost you much. Even, the innocent animal will be killed for no reason at all. The automakers who are making commitment on this, include FCA US LLC Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Kia, Maserati, Mitsubishi Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Volkswagen, Subaru, Tesla Motors Inc., Toyota, Volvo Car USA and Porsche.