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    EU Will Require Autonomous Braking on New Cars


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    New European regulations have passed that will require new cars to have autonomous emergency braking (AEB). From 2014 onward, the Euro NCAP will include AEB in its assessment of new cars, which will make it impossible for any model without the tech to achieve a five-star safety rating.

    Philippe Jean of the European Commission said that all commercial vehicles will need to be fitted with the technology by November next year.

    AEB uses radar, laser, or video to sense an impending collision. The software then primes the brakes, or applies them if the situation is too far gone. The hope is that the safety tech will be particularly effective with front-end impacts, such as in heavy traffic. Besides stopping rear-ending crashes that clog up freeways, the required systems will also sense pedestrians in the roadway and apply the brakes before impact.

    The European Comission carried out a study that found vehicles fitted with this technology reduced traffic accidents by 27 percent, which translates to 8,000 deaths prevented and between 3.9 ($6.05) billion and 6.3 ($9.7) billion saved each year.

    Philippe Jean said of the Euro NCAP crash test organization, “Our studies indicate that the resulting reduction in congestion due to accidents would represent an economic value of about €100 million in Germany alone.” The NCAP also said that 79 percent of the cars currently on sale in Europe are not fitted with the technology. You can read the full report here (PDF).

    EU Will Require Autonomous Braking on New Cars | Autopia | Wired.com
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    Interesting. I've not heard of this before.




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    All well and good until the lorry driving behind you without AEB smashes straight into the back of you

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    ^ But could be bloody brilliant when you've got women drivers behind you with AEB.

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    eurocrap. let them regulate walking

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostromo View Post
    let them regulate walking
    If it's for walking and texting, yes, I'm all for it

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    Anyone read the article? This autonomous braking facility will be required to get a 5 star safety rating. So it is for top cars who want to advertise their safety.

    Which is ok. No way that at present something like this will be required on all new cars. It may 2 or 3 decades down the line.

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    It will start off as an option then it will soon be required by law. it is the way these sneaky shits operate. Most people don't realise that new cars today come with a EDR fitted to them. An electronic data recorder. A bit like a planes black box. It records up to 15 pieces of information which can be stored after a crash to record speed, accelerator position, brake pressure, gear ratio etc. The car companies will simply tell you, only when you ask though, that the data collected is used to enhance the safety of the cars. They do not advertise the fact as they people will assume that there are sinister motives for fitting them.
    They started putting them in around the late 90's and they are now admissible in court as evidence so be careful.
    Treat everyone as a complete and utter idiot and you can only ever be pleasantly surprised !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostromo View Post
    eurocrap. let them regulate walking
    Oh so not like the US mandating 4 gallon minimum purchase with E15?

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    all of the safety shit on modern cars would be totally unnecessary if they just kept women, niggers and asians from driving!

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    Nanny knows best.

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    The EU should be dismantled.
    The more powerful they become the more difficult to control them.
    They become a power in their own right with power over governments.
    Fuck them.

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    The EU is the government.
    Signatory countries sold their souls.
    The queen of England and her entire parliament report directly to Herman Van Rompuy.

    Ignorant citizens were sold down the river by shady, enterprising politicians looking to create new positions and expand their personal empires.

    The hilarious levels of bureaucracy there now remind me of India.

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    No, others may but some countries like UK are not slaves to eurobastards (like unelected commie EU commission), Queen definitely did not sign to any of this, and when Cameron spoke against crap euro GBP rose against EURo- British Currency now being a safe haven.

    Herman Rum boy is another unelected euro bastard, total tool with no understanding of the market or the world or anything at all, and he was never supposed to know anything.

    But his boss Barroso - the leader of Eu, is the real bastard, leader of maoist movement within portuguese communist party. Now fucking up europe, as we see. World domination? 3rd world I would say, foker.


    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster View Post
    The EU is the government.
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    The queen of England and her entire parliament report directly to Herman Van Rompuy.


    The hilarious levels of bureaucracy there now remind me of India.
    Last edited by nostromo; 11-08-2012 at 03:37 AM.

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    Another thing that gets me is the accountants have refused to sign off the accounts for the EU for around the last 17 years due to outright blatant fraud and yet they just carry on regardless. What other business or organisation could get away with doing the same thing. I also can't figure out how the public have just sat back and allowed them to get away with it for so long !

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    I assume it would/could prevent tailgating as well.

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