The Best Cars of 2016 With Automatic Emergency Braking

Cars with Automatic Emergency Braking Systems, 2016 Volvo XC90
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Automatic Brake Assist Technology Can Prevent Thousands of Crashes per Year

Earlier this year, a group of 20 major automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced an agreement to make automatic braking technology a standard feature in all new cars by 2022.

Automatic emergency braking systems, sometimes known as autobrakes or brake assist technology, use sensors or radar technology to detect an upcoming object in a vehicle’s path. If the brake system suspects a crash is impending, it applies the brakes without the driver’s input to prevent or reduce the severity of a collision. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety believes the technology could reduce rear-end crashes by 40 percent nationwide.

The year 2022 is still a long way off, but in the meantime, here are some top-rated vehicles that are available with brake assist technology. All of the vehicles listed here were named Top Safety Pick+ winners by IIHS.

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