Auto Makers Back Automatic Braking Standard on Future Vehicles – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015

Nearly a dozen top auto makers pledged to make automatic emergency brakes standard on future vehicles, adding to safety breakthroughs such as air bags and electronic stability control that have become mainstays in cars and trucks.

Auto makers representing 57% of U.S. car sales in 2014 have pledged to make the technology available, the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and federal Transportation Department said on Friday. The companies haven’t yet set a model year for implementing the pledge. Automatic…

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